ERIC Number: ED347890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Courage To Question: Women's Studies and Student Learning.
Musil, Caryn McTighe, Ed.
This book presents case studies of the Women's Studies programs at seven institutions of higher education in the United States focusing on how and what students learn in Women's Studies programs. An introduction describes the development of Women's Studies as an academic discipline, the recent criticism of such programs, the development of the project to study this area, questions generated during the project about student learning, the importance of institutional context for each case study, and institutional challenges generated at some sites. The body of the book presents a chapter for each institution detailing the scope, goals, learning skills, and structure of that institution's program. Many of the program descriptions touch on the development of the program at that institution, the general institutional climate and technical notes on conducting the case study at that site. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "University of Colorado: Personalized Learning" (Marcia Westkott and Gay Victoria); (3) "Lewis and Clark College: A Single Curriculum" (Laurie Finke and others); (4) "Old Dominion University: Making Connections" (Anita Clair Fellman and Barbara A. Winstead); (5) "Wellesley College: Counting the Meanings" (Rosanna Hertz and Susan Reverby); (6) "CUNY-Hunter College: Feminist Education" (Michele Paludi and Joan Tronto); (7) "Oberlin College: Self-Empowerment and Difference" (Linda R. Silver); (8) "University of Missouri-Columbia: For Women's Sake" (Mary Jo Neitz and Michelle Gadbois); and (9) "Conclusion." Most chapters include extensive references. (JB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Departments, Educational History, Educational Trends, Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Private Colleges, Program Descriptions, State Universities, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($19 prepaid).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Women's Studies Association.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.