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A Century of Higher Education for American Women


reviewed by Esther Lloyd-Jones - 1960

coverTitle: A Century of Higher Education for American Women
Author(s): Mabel Newcomer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book, an outgrowth of the Centennary Celebration of Vassar, reviews the history of higher education for women, and discusses how and why—and, to some extent, whether—women should be educated. Sound, sane, and meaty, the volume attests to Professor Newcomer's comprehensive first-hand knowledge of her subject and to her scholarly competence and trained, critical mind that enables her to define and weigh the value issues inherent in her topic. A useful final chapter ably sums up the most important questions, not only for college educators, but also for high school teachers, who openly or subtly condition the attitudes of girls, and for parents, who must willy-nilly face the problem of how their daughters can best be educated. ESTHER LLOYD-JONES Teachers College, Columbia University... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 1, 1960, p. 93-93
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3315, Date Accessed: 1/18/2020 7:36:45 AM

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