ERIC Number: ED071620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Penn Women's Studies Planners Summer Project Report. A Descriptive Analysis of the Results of a National Survey.
Beuf, Ann; And Others
This report is a summary of the findings of the Penn Women's Studies Planners Summer Project of 1972. It is a descriptive analysis of the information obtained from responses to a questionnaire that solicited the cooperation of a nationwide sample of scholars in the gathering of data on the status of women's studies in general and within specific disciplines, their opinions on the need for women's studies programs, and the structural forms such programs should take. Most of the respondents set forth arguments in favor of a women's studies program. The major arguments for such a course of action were the neglect of such studies in the past by existing disciplines and the need to fill the resulting gaps in knowledge and correct inaccurate and stereotyped images of women through teaching and new research in women's studies. Most of the respondents had some experience with women's studies: 43 had organized or in some other way participated in a women's studies program, and 87 had taught courses on women within their disciplines. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Feminism, Higher Education, Sex Discrimination, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Penn Women's Studies Planners, 3601 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19174 ($.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.