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Academic Women


reviewed by Jean Glidden Henderson - 1965

coverTitle: Academic Women
Author(s): Jessie Bernard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It's a man's world, and it has ever been thus. Evidence of the minor place of women in colleges and universities can be found in statistical reports of faculties, in histories of higher education, and in professional journals. Currently, the growing shortage of faculty for institutions of higher education has brought forth the suggestion that educated women be employed to fill the gap. Most authors, decrying the shortage of women faculty members, attribute the situation to discrimination against women by college and university administrators in filling academic openings, and in granting fellowships and scholarships at the graduate level. Not so, says Jessie Bernard in her new and immensely readable book, Academic Women, and she cites facts and figures to prove her contention. Actually women with five years or more of college are represented on college and university faculties in about the same proportion as they are in the labor force (22... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 8, 1965, p. 766-766
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2493, Date Accessed: 7/22/2019 9:22:16 PM

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