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Challenged by Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since the 1960s


reviewed by B. Lara Lee - May 08, 2007

coverTitle: Challenged by Coeducation: Women's Colleges Since the 1960s
Author(s): Leslie Miller-Bernal and Susan L. Poulson (Eds.)
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville
ISBN: 0826515436, Pages: 418, Year: 2007
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The debate over single-sex versus coeducation is a topic that ebbs and flows in level of intensity and controversy depending on the current social polity. Most will remember the vehemence and hostilities along with court cases that ensued when women attempted to enter and attend the all-male fortresses of the Citadel and the Virginia Military Institute. The Supreme Court eventually ruled that both schools had unconstitutional admissions policies and practices. These events in many ways mirror the early resistance towards women’s higher education in this country and particularly the sharing of classrooms with male university students. The residue of this resistance as well as the historical separate spheres of activity for women and men remains at the core of the gender equity debate in education. Having investigated, researched and written on this topic, the deeper struggle for women’s colleges to survive has much to do with sex-gender equity and the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 08, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14477, Date Accessed: 12/12/2019 7:19:49 AM

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  • B. Lara Lee
    University of North Carolina Greensboro
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    B. LARA LEE recently completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum Planning and Teaching at the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a concentration in Cultural Foundations. Her dissertation investigated the discursive disempowerment of female progressive educators in higher education. Her masters thesis in Communication at Wake Forest University examined the rhetorical justification proffered by the Seven Sisters for maintaining separate learning environments within a dominant coeducational society. She has taught in single-sex and coeducational institutions of higher education for just less than a decade. Research interests and works presented nationally and internationally have focused on single-sex versus coeducation, gender, culture and communication, pedagogy of dialogic encounter and dialectic engagement in the promotion of transformative education. Lee is published in Education and Psychology: An Encyclopedia (2006) as well as other works. Her current efforts involve writings and projects centered on dialogue and the narrative of Self and Other as a means of human reconnection, equity, justice in education and society. In progress is a communication handbook for educators and preservice educators.
 
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