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ERIC Number: EJ1063983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-6
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Why a Focus on Adult Women Is Critical to the Higher Education System and Our Country
Leary, Carol A.
New England Journal of Higher Education, Nov 2014
Present-day adult women students will not be the only ones to gain from a college degree. Generations for decades to come will benefit. In fact, the Shriver Report indicates that "parental education attainment is now more important than family income in predicting a child's future opportunity." According to U.S. Census figures, 76 million adult women do not have a bachelor's degree. The results will be astounding if each woman reaches her potential. Education has the potential to break the cycles of poverty and financial instability that have plagued families for generations. The evidence is clear: Educate the woman and you educate the child. The author argues that educational institutions must find new ways to reach, encourage, educate, and challenge adult women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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