'Enhancing the quality of the educational experience’: female activists and U.S. university and college women’s centres

Sylvia Ellis, Helen Mitchell

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Abstract

This collection of essays brings together an international roster of contributors to provide historical insight into women’s agency and activism in education throughout from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Topics discussed range from the strategies adopted by individual women to achieve a personal education and the influence of educated women upon their social environment, to the organized efforts of groups of women to pursue broader feminist goals in an educational context. The collection is designed to recover the variety of the voices of women inhabiting different geographical and social contexts while highlighting commonality and continuity with reference to creativity, achievement, and the management and transgression of structures of gender inequality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen, education and agency, 1600 - 2000
EditorsJean Spence, Sarah Aiston, Maureen M. Meikle
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages241-262
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)978-0415990059
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Gender and History
PublisherRoutledge

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