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Gender and Higher Education

edited by Barbara J. Bank

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This comprehensive, encyclopedic review explores gender and its impact on American higher education across historical and cultural contexts. Challenging recent claims that gender inequities in U.S. higher education no longer exist, the contributors—leading experts in the field—reveal the many ways in which gender is embedded in the educational practices, curriculum, institutional structures, and governance of colleges and universities.

This work features the latest theories, scholarship, research, and debates related to gender and higher education, including institutional diversity; academic...

This comprehensive, encyclopedic review explores gender and its impact on American higher education across historical and cultural contexts. Challenging recent claims that gender inequities in U.S. higher education no longer exist, the contributors—leading experts in the field—reveal the many ways in which gender is embedded in the educational practices, curriculum, institutional structures, and governance of colleges and universities.

This work features the latest theories, scholarship, research, and debates related to gender and higher education, including institutional diversity; academic majors and programs; extracurricular organizations such as sororities, fraternities, and women's centers; affirmative action and other higher educational policies; and a range of theories—from liberal feminism to postmodern queer theory—that have been used to analyze and explain the ways in which gender in academe is constructed.

Theoretically grounded and based on the newest research, Gender and Higher Education provides an excellent overview for students of higher education, gender studies, and sociology, as well as for anyone interested in the current state of scholarship and practice.

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Gender and Higher Education provides an excellent overview for students of higher education, gender studies, and sociology, as well as for anyone interested in the current state of scholarship and practice... You will want to have this book in your library.

A great resource.

This text covers a broad range of topics concerning the embedded history of gender discrimination in higher education while offering solutions that expand curriculum and methodologies to encompass the diverse components of gender. For the professor of religious studies, Gender and Higher Education should provide guidance towards constructing a classroom that embraces diversity and tolerance — prerequisites to learning.

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456
ISBN
9780801897825
Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives and Educational Research
Overview
Chapter 1. Academic Capitalism
Chapter 2. Black Feminism, Womanism, and Standpoint Theories
Chapter 3. College Student

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Theoretical Perspectives and Educational Research
Overview
Chapter 1. Academic Capitalism
Chapter 2. Black Feminism, Womanism, and Standpoint Theories
Chapter 3. College Student Development
Chapter 4. Feminist Critiques of Educational Research and Practices
Chapter 5. Feminist Reproduction Theory
Chapter 6. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identity Development Theories
Chapter 7. LIberal and Radical Feminisms
Chapter 8. Multicultural and Global Feminisms
Chapter 9. Postmodern and Poststructural Theories
Chapter 10. Queer Theory
Part II: Instritutional Structures and Contexts
Chapter 11. Coeducational Colleges and Universities
Chapter 12. Community College
Chapter 13. Distance Education
Chapter 14. Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Chapter 15. Men's College and Universities
Chapter 16. Military Colleges and Academies
Chapter 17. Tribal Colleges and Universities
Chapter 18. Women's Colleges and Universities
Part III: Gender Constructions and Controversies in the Academic Curriculum
Chapter 19. Academic Programs: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional
Chapter 20. Biological and Physical Sciences
Chapter 21. Black Studies and Black Women's Studies
Chapter 22. Engineering
Chapter 23. Feminist Pedagogy
Chapter 24. From Home Economics to Family and Consumer Sciences
Chapter 25. History
Chapter 26. Literary Studies
Chapter 27. Mathematics
Chapter 28. Men's Studies
Chapter 29. Multicultural Education
Chapter 30. Teach Education
Chapter 31. Technology and Computer Science
Chapter 32. Women's and Gender Studies
Part IV: Gender Constructions in the Extracurriculum
Chapter 33. Campus Resources and Support for LGBTQQIA Students, Faculty and Staff
Chapter 34. Fraternities
Chapter 35. Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Chapter 36. Service Learning and Activism
Chapter 37. Soroities
Chapter 38. Women's Centers
V. Gendered Faculty and Administration
Chapter 39. Academic Career Patterns
Chapter 40. Administrative Leadership Syles
Chapter 41. Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students
Chapter 42. Faculty Workloads
Chapter 43. Mentoring Women Faculty
VI: Gender and Higher Education Policies
Chapter 44. Affirmative Action
Chapter 45. Evaluation Policies for Academics
Chapter 46. Sexual Harassment Policies and Practices
Chapter 47. Students' Rights
Chapter 48. Title IX and College Athletics
Chapter 49. University Women's Commissions and Policy Discourses
Chapter 50. Work-Family Conflicts and Policies
Contributors
Index

Author Bio
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Barbara J. Bank

Barbara J. Bank is a professor emerita of sociology and women’s studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Contradictions in Women’s Education: Traditionalism, Careerism, and Community at a Single-Sex College and editor of Gender and Education: An Encyclopedia.