ERIC Number: EJ887139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Student Leaders at Women's Postsecondary Institutions: A Global Perspective
Renn, Kristen A.; Lytle, Jesse H.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n2 p215-232 2010
The single-sex higher education sector is growing worldwide as more women seek access to postsecondary education. Although positive learning outcomes--including leadership development--of women's colleges are well documented in the United States, less is known internationally. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study of 46 student leaders from an international sample, including the United States, of 23 women's higher education institutions. Student leaders in the study chose single-sex education in part because they believe it provides greater opportunities for involvement than does coeducation; feel supported by their institutions; and gain skills, knowledge, and confidence for leading.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Single Sex Schools, Females, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Global Approach, Student Leadership, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States