ERIC Number: ED071561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-30
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A Feminist Approach to the Women's College.
Women's colleges have the unique ability to change the attitudes of young women toward themselves and toward others of their sex. The women's colleges can and must deliberately set out to provide a different kind of experience from what young women would find elsewhere. Female students should be encouraged, especially at women's colleges, to enter academic fields other than those traditionally reserved for them. In addition, women's colleges should be acutely aware of hiring practices for women in chief administrative positions. If female students never see a female college president, they might never believe that they could achieve such a position. In addition, women's colleges should make special provisions that would enable older women and women with children to continue their educations. The unique program that a women's college can offer is that of a female environment that deliberately sets out to create a climate that helps women discover and examine their role in society--a campus that is responsive to all women, and brings together on the campus women of varying ages, varying races, and varying backgrounds. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented to the Southern Association of Colleges for Women, November 30, 1971