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ERIC Number: ED160944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Reported Impact of Women's Studies Courses on Students' Lives.
Elovson, Allana Cummings; Cockroft, Irene
Examined is the perceived impact of Women's Studies courses on students' lives, in terms of an evaluation instrument developed for this purpose. Subjects were 136 Women's Studies college students who responded to a 22-question, open-ended survey instrument. Results indicate that 93% of all students reported that the courses had some impact on their lives. Students reported increased feelings of confidence and awareness of their own abilities; higher career aspirations; a broadened perspective on historical and societal issues; an increased comprehension of political, social, and economic factors as determinants of human experiences and attitudes; greater tolerance of those with different histories and value systems; increased desire to participate in and contribute to society; and attitudes that were more questioning, analytical, and rational, and less accepting of exploitation and manipulation. Students in this sample attribute a wide variety of impacts on their lives, usually extremely positive ones, to Women's Studies courses. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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