ERIC Number: ED222212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-25
Reference Count: 0
Educating Women for a Full Future. Final Report of the Women's Education Study Commission of Midway College. Revised.
Midway Coll., KY.
Prepared by Midway College's (MC's) Women's Education Study Commission, this report discusses critical issues for women's education in the last two decades of the 20th century and the role of MC, Kentucky's only women's college, in the area of women's education. After introductory material outlines the membership and tasks of the Commission, part 1 examines the issue of educating women for a full future. Three components are identified as necessary parts of college education for women: marketable skills; critical thinking capacity; and a realistic, positive self-image. In addition, part 1 argues for intervention strategies to broaden women's choices; the importance of education in religion and ethics, comparative culture, and foreign languages; and the legitimacy of homemaker and volunteer options for women. Part 2 discusses the contributions MC can make to women's education, stressing the importance of a firm commitment to liberal learning, specific training options for faculty, the integration of marketable skills with liberal education, the provision of a stimulating environment, and role models for students. Part 3 outlines specific curricular concerns and suggestions, and emphasizes the value of basic skills, computer, foreign language, and library skills instruction. Part 4 discusses the proposed implementation of a number of Commission recommendations, including a career life planning course, a campus volunteer services bureau, and improved career counseling. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midway Coll., KY.