ERIC Number: ED074886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Women's Movement and Its Impact on Higher Education.
Raffel, Norma K.
The movement for equality of women is by no means something new in the United States, but the changing life-patterns of women in the work world, the recent legal basis for equal opportunity, and the modification of sex roles and aspirations due to elimination of bias in elementary and secondary schools are causing important changes in society that are reflected increasingly in higher education. Such features as enrollment on a part-time basis, flexible course hours, short term courses, counseling seminars for adults, financial aid for part-time study, more flexible residence requirements removal of age restrictions, liberal transfer of course credits, curriculum geared to adult experiences, credit by examination, refresher courses, reorientation courses, child care facilities, relaxation of time requirements for degrees and job placement assistance for nontraditional professions particularly benefit women. Some of these features are incorporated into most colleges and universities, but they must be expanded as the needs of women become of equal importance to those of men in planning programs. Change is often a threatening, sometimes painful process, but if approached in a constructive manner, the modification caused by the women's movement will be advantageous to women, men and higher education. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Women's Equity Action League, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges San Francisco, January 14-16, 1973