ERIC Number: ED131350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Sexism in American Education.
Mathews, Walter M.
This paper describes the history of women in education in America. The primary force that allowed women into the nations' colleges was economic rather than ideological, when the Civil War took many men out of college. Women have been increasingly involved in higher education since then; however, they have been subject to job discrimination, and have been placed predominantly in low-status positions in academia and elsewhere. Frequently there are admission quotas of higher admission standards for women than for men, and discriminatory practices apply in financial assistance. Sexism is defended by physiological, psychological, intellectual and cultural arguments. The conclusion drawn is that the hand that rocks the cradle has sufficient cause and strength to rock the boat. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best Copy Available; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (56th, Chicago, Illinois, April, 1972)