Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority

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M. Elizabeth Tidball
Oryx Press, 1999 - Education - 222 pages
Over the past 25 years, research findings have continued to underscore the direct and positive impact of women's colleges--institutions where the academic aspirations of women are the focus of the entire educational community. This book identifies the distinctive characteristics that make these colleges preeminent contributors of achieving women to the wider society. The authors also explain how the lessons and legacies of these institutions have the potential to enhance the education environment at all colleges.

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Contents

Part One Womens Colleges within the Context of American Higher
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Part Two Three Major Ways of Knowing Provide Lessons from
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Part Three Legacies from Womens Colleges Serve As Institutional
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M. ELIZABETH TIDBALL is professor emeritus of Physiology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and distinguished research scholar and co-director of the Tidball Center for the Study of Educational Environments, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.DARYL G. SMITH is professor of education and psychology, Center for Educational Studies, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California.CHARLES S. TIDBALL is distinguished research scholar and co-director of the Tidball Center for the Study of Educational Environments, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland and professor emeritus of computer medicine, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.LISA E. WOLF-WENDEL is assistant professor of higher education, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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