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ERIC Number: ED067585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 12
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Needed - A More Supportive Environment for College Women.
Sadker, Myra
This presentation discusses some of the policies which may discourage or inhibit female students in higher education: Insufficient day care facilities; insufficient quantity and quality of evening educational offerings; inflexible transfer requirements; and inadequate counseling for mature women who return to school. Also discussed are attitudes of peers and teachers which may discourage female students by lowering self esteem and inhibiting the motive to achieve. It is emphasized that years of interaction in which women pretend intellectual inferiority take their toll. A study is described which underscores how total and complete is the put down of the female ego. By the time she reaches college, the woman's image of the ideal female role is one devoid of high academic and professional success. It is suggested that colleges and universities must not continue to rob female students of a positive self image, but must instead provide a structure and an environment where women can maximize the potential inherent within them. (Author/BW)
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