Contradictions in women's education : traditionalism, careerism, and community at a single-sex college /

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Author / Creator: Bank, Barbara J.
Other Authors / Creators:Yelon, Harriet M.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : Teachers College Press, [2003]
Series:Sociology of education series (New York, N.Y.)
Summary:Featuring an engaging text, this book provides: - A new look at the old debates about careerism versus a liberal arts education.- New approaches to understanding student retention and college communities.- A framework for understanding how the failure to examine what it means to be woman-centered undermined the college's single-sex mission.- An in-depth look at the differences between sorority members and independent women, testing historical and contemporary beliefs.- A look at how students' academic achievements and career plans are affected by the collegiate culture and the importance placed on campus life.- A multidimensional research study that includes surveys, interviews with students, and archival research.
Physical Description:x, 198 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index.
Author Notes:Barbara J. Bank is professor of sociology and women studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia.