ERIC Number: ED127261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Women in Education. Perspectives in American Education.
Sexton, Patricia Cayo
This book, one of a five-volume series dealing with perspectives in American education, discusses the education of women. The purpose of the series is to provide a better understanding of the educational process and the relation of education to human welfare. Chapters one and two examine women and schools by discussing the function of education for women and the educational attainment of women in the United States today. Chapters three, four, and five provide an historical perspective by examining the education of women in classical and medieval times, the strictures imposed on women by the British and French in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the education of women in colonial United States until the Civil War. Discrimination, sex roles, socialization, and male dominance in school leadership are discussed in Chapters six, seven, and eight. Chapters nine through 12 deal with the work roles of women by examining vocational education, job and manpower training, and how women are faring at the academic level. Chapters 13 and 14 deal respectively with the law, and how it provides equal protection, and with political and policy studies for and about women. Appendix A contains a statistical table on Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees conferred by institutions of higher education by sex of student and by field of study in the United States from 1970-71. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Job Training, Political Socialization, Professional Occupations, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Vocational Education, Women Faculty, Womens Education
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($5.00 paperback, $4.00 for PDK members)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.
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