The Transformation of Women’s Collegiate Education

The Legacy of Virginia Gildersleeve

Authors: Dilley, Patrick

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  • Traces the arc of Gildersleeve's intellectual and professional career through the development of her advocacy for women’s education and its impact
  • One of the first book length works focusing on Gildersleeve's role in American higher education
  • Draws from previously unexamined archival data
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This book examines the life of Virginia Gildersleeve, the dean of Barnard College from 1911 to 1947, who dedicated her life to expanding women’s collegiate opportunities to match those of men, and to allow women entry into professional and graduate programs. Gildersleeve was the first academic to use the media to define for the American public what higher education--and particularly what higher education for women--meant. The only woman to sign the United Nations charter, she made waves by implementing the first program to allow women into the Navy. This book explores how Gildersleeve’s life exemplifies the expanded and changing educational opportunities for women during the Progressive Era and early twentieth century, with the rise of feminists, progressive reformers, and educational philosophers. Although Gildersleeve is nearly forgotten, her importance to women’s higher education, women’s inclusion in the US military, and world peace is captured in this blend of historical analysis and life history.

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Patrick Dilley is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Qualitative Research, and Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46860-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transformation of Women’s Collegiate Education
Book Subtitle
The Legacy of Virginia Gildersleeve
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46861-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46861-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46860-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 133
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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