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


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

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

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


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