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Women in Higher Education: Past and Present Barriers to Access, Causes, ***** Solutions


My research will focus on historical and present barriers to women's access to higher education. The thesis of my argument is that economic, social, and psychological barriers have *****ly existed for women wish*****g to pursue higher education, and that many ***** these linger for ***** today, even if (supposedly) to a lesser extent. I may conclude based on exhaustive ***** ***** analysis combined, that discriminati***** against women in ***** education did exist; does in fact continue ***** exist, and to a greater extent than might be recognized by higher ***** administra*****rs, faculty; counselors, and others; that such discrimination has been ***** continues to be detrimental, ***** women and for society as a whole: economic*****lly, socially ***** otherwise. ***** may also conclude that such ***** ***** women in terms of higher education *****, when practiced today, must ***** eliminated. Discrimination of this sort is illegal. Those colleges, universities, pr*****essional and graduate schools, and other institutions of higher learning practicing it today are, and should increasingly be, subject to legal actions ***** are, in many such cases, now insufficiently and far too sporadically enforced. *****refore, I shall argue, in order to eradicate barriers to access ***** ***** education for women, we must seek change in current attitudes and practices of institutions ***** higher *****. I will provide suggestions ***** rationales for programs and practices within higher educational institutions, some of which are in effect today in some places, such as women's re-entry *****, counsel*****g geared toward women students, and better access to financial, child care, and other ********** for today's female college, university, ***** school, ***** professional school students, many of whom are older, more ethnically diverse, and more diverse in terms of background, learning ability, ***** other abilities than in the past.

I intend to prove my *****sis by first exhaustively researching women's access ***** (or the lack thereof) ***** educational opportunities, both past and in the present. By using references, ***** historical ***** *****, including books; scholarly articles; magazine articles; government documents, and various ***** sources, I shall trace patterns of higher ***** discrimination, or limits to access, for women, and analyze key social, economic, and other factors that ***** in the past contributed to limiting women's *****, ***** that in many ways continue to do so. In order to overcome ***** barriers ***** women's higher education access once and for all, I sh***** use my *****, combined with ***** own *****, to suggest ***** ***** attitudes about women, about the importance (***** necessity) of women's higher education, and current beliefs ***** the economic and social importance of higher education for women, ***** ***** and even among ***** women themselves, must change to reflect present-day realities.

I will use my sources to support and help prove the main ideas in ***** thesis, beginning with ***** works (for example, The Higher Education ***** Women, 1866 (Davis 2003); Pioneers of Women's Education in the United States: Emma Willard,


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