ERIC Number: ED193996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
The Women's Movement: Impact on the Campus and Curriculum. Current Issues in Higher Education, 1978.
Lauter, Paul; Howe, Florence
Two papers discuss changes in college campuses and curricula due to the emergence of women's issues and the movement to resolve them. An essay by Paul Lauter, "The Campus," outlines some of the forces on campus making for change in college curriculum and feminist scholarship. These forces are categorized as "pushes" (women as consumers of education, existing programs providing special services for women, statistical studies of women's progress through education and into careers) and "pulls" (exciting developments and strong interest in feminist scholarship). Florence Howe's "The Curriculum" outlines the history of women's higher education in the United States and its effect on the development of curriculum in women's studies. It is noted that women's studies are necessarily interdisciplinary and share the critical elements of general education: in short, they prepare students to make informed, ethical judgments that allow them to participate in social, political, and cultural life. It is proposed that the strength of women's curriculum grows from the relationship it projects between past and future, thus supporting the true function and responsibility of the university. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Females, Feminism, General Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Womens Education, Womens History, Womens Studies
American Association for Higher Education, Suite 780, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 1978).