ERIC Number: ED111311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Women and the Power to Change.
Howe, Florence, Ed.
The effect of the women's movement on the lives of academic women potentially has a major impact on college and university campuses. Although the movement has already reached thousands of students, chiefly through women's studies programs, it has not yet begun to change the institutions of higher education. The four women who are the authors of this book like other academic women have seen their lives off campus change over the past four or five years. Their experiences led each of these women in different academic organizations to press for women's studies courses, for child care, or other institutional changes. In this document, the four women chart the histories of their lives as feminists in the world of higher education. And as they do so, they inevitably approach the issue of institutional reform. No consensus is reached on the manner or extent of desirable reform, and though these women of dissimilar backgrounds and personalities agree on much, they make no attempt to disguise their differences. All are torn between the awareness of the "formidable power of male-conceived and male-controlled law" and their intense desire to see feminism "overthrow the empire -- not in exchange for an equally oppressive matriarchy, but rather to achieve the equalization of power." (Author)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Change Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Family Planning, Feminism, Higher Education, Law Schools, Organizational Change, Professional Recognition, Sex Discrimination, Womens Studies
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.