ERIC Number: ED261627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Equity Issues for Women in Higher Education: Getting beyond the Numbers Game.
Equity topics that need special attention from higher education researchers are discussed. It is argued that focusing on the increased numbers of women students, faculty, and administrators may disguise more complex issues. It is advocated that when researchers propose to study "women," they should identify which women are being examined. When undifferentiated statistics on women are used, minority women in general, and particular groups of minority women (e.g., southern black women), will be overlooked or misrepresented. While the history, roles, and contributions of middle class white women "notables" are being covered in college courses, Black, Chicano, and Native American women are rarely encountered as subjects of study outside of sociology and social work courses. Questions remain about women's degree patterns and areas of specialization. Studies of the educational goals and experiences of women students at universities, the less selective community colleges, and minority institutions are needed. More information is also needed concerning: 18- to 25-year-old women's views on sex discrimination, opportunities for young women to combine careers and marriages, and male attitudes on campus toward women's liberation and its impact on male roles. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).