ERIC Number: ED076091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action Through Affirmative Attitudes.
Hornig, Lilli S.
Women have been traditionally discriminated against in higher education, from the point of admissions to school through faculty hiring and administrative appointments. Such discrimination has been based in the past on the attitudes perpetuated by a man-made society that dictates that women have as their only purpose in life marriage and child-rearing. Such attitudes further dictate that women are untrustworthy employees in faculty and higher positions, a belief held because of the opinion of many that women could not possibly be dedicated to academic and scholarly pursuits. Recent legislation demands that hiring and promotion policies in higher education not discriminate against women and other minorities. Such legislation, however, cannot guarantee that discriminatory attitudes will be eradicated with discriminatory practices. It is hoped that affirmative action in equal opportunities for jobs might in the future lead to affirmative action in attitudes. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Note: Paper presented at a conference on "Women in Higher Education," Syracuse, November 28, 1972