NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED071548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attitude Change and Sex Discrimination: The Crunch Hypothesis.
Leppaluoto, Jean R.
In the past, women have been discriminated against in higher education because of discriminatory attitudes that have led to unfair procedures in student admissions and faculty and staff employment. Most women in the academic world have found through experience that attitude change comes after behavioral changes have taken place. Thus, they have been pushing for changes on college campuses across the country that include the following: (1) to end nepotism policies because of the differential impact on wives; (2) to establish appropriate grievance procedures; (3) to revise tenure rules to include part-time work; (4) to establish child care centers; (5) to analyze fringe benefits; (6) to establish maternity leave policies that are fair; (7) to establish part-time work that is paid at a rate commensurate with full-time work, prorated; (8) to have open admissions for women in coeducational institutions; (9) to abolish student rules for one sex; and (10) to encourage women to return to school. With these changes that are being brought about primarily through the withholding of federal funds from institutions participating in discriminatory practices, it is hoped that related attitudinal change will also become a reality. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented before the Western Psychological Association 1972