Most College Students Are Women: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Policy - Women in Academe (Hardback)
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Most College Students Are Women: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Policy - Women in Academe (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/11/2008
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* Reveals continuing barriers to success for women students
* Offers remedies that will benefit all students

What are the realities behind recent press reports suggesting that women students have taken over higher education, both outnumbering males and academically outperforming them? Does women's development during college diverge from the commonly accepted model of cognitive growth? Does pedagogy in higher education take into account their different ways of knowing? Are there still barriers to women's educational achievement?

In answering these questions, this book's overarching message is that the application of research on women's college experiences has enriched teaching and learning for all students. It describes the broad benefits of new pedagogical models, and how feminist education aligns with the new call for civic education for all students.

The book also examines conditions and disciplines that remain barriers for women's educational success, particularly in quantitative and scientific fields. It explores problems that arise at the intersection of race and gender and offers some transformative approaches. It considers the impact of the campus environment--such as the rise of binge drinking, sexual assault, and homophobic behaviors--on women students' progress, and suggests means for improving the peer culture for all students. It concludes with an auto-narrative analysis of teaching women's studies to undergraduates that offers insights into the practicalities and joys of teaching.

At a time when women constitute the majority of students on most campuses, this book offers insights for all teachers, male and female, into how to help them to excel; and at the same time how to engage all their students, in all their diversity, through the application of feminist pedagogy.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781579221904
Number of pages: 192


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Most College Students Are Women [is] filled with thought provoking perspectives on how we can do better for women students and, by extension, for all students with their diverse needs and learning styles. [It] offers a collection of essays by a variety of women, each bringing a different angle and voice. They invite readers to join a scintillating conversation among a dozen leading experts on student development and feminist pedagogy. For centuries higher education was designed around men, even when women are added. These chapters suggest that today, models of teaching and guidance designed around women can best serve the varied needs of all our students."-- (02/01/2009)
"The edited collection Most College Students are Women take on an even more ambitious task, making the analysis of gender more complex by acknowledging the significance of multiple sites and sources of identity. Throughout the book, its contributors theorize from different standpoints, consistently challenging the reader to consider the myriad of challenges - and related opportunities - to improving students' overall learning."-- (06/01/2009)
"Overall, Most College Students are Women is a good primer for those unfamiliar with scholarship about transformative pedagogy (including feminist pedagogy), adult learning and development, and the current status of women students in the academy. The text is well written and well organized... I applaud the editors' efforsts to include authors at a variety of points in their academic careers. Opportunities are rare for newer scholars to contribute to a volume of this nature, one that is likely to be used in diversity and social justice courses in higher education."-- (01/01/2012)
"Most College Students are Women's overarching message is that the application of research on women's college experiences has enriched teaching and learning for all students. The book describes the broad benefits of new pedagogical models, and how feminist education aligns with the new call for civic education for all students. The book provides a snapshot of the issues facing women students in higher educatio. At a time when women constitute the majority of students on most campuses, the book offers insights for all teachers, male and female, into how to help them excel; and at the same time how to engage all their students, in all their diversity, through the application of feminist pedagogy."-- (11/01/2008)

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