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ERIC Number: EJ1062478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2153-7615
The Historical Role of Women in Higher Education
Parker, Patsy
Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, v5 n1 p3-14 Spr 2015
Historically, females, as compared to males, have represented a lower percentage of college professors and administrators in the United States. The tendency for males to outnumber females in the professoriate and college administration has existed since United States higher education institutions formed in the early 1800s and still persists today. Fluctuations in women's participation rate have been influenced by the economy's history and society's expectations of females. Observation of the employment trends for females offers an interesting look at the evolving role of women in the United States workforce, in general, and in the university setting, in particular.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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