A STUDY OF DECLINING ENROLLMENT TRENDS IN WOMEN'S COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES : MAJOR CHANGES AND STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||SOKA UNIVERSITY|
SAKAMOTO Tatsuro SOKA UNIVERSITY,FACULTY OF EDUCATION,PROFESSOR, 教育学部, 教授 (60153912)
|Project Period (FY)
1995 – 1996
Completed(Fiscal Year 1996)
|Budget Amount *help
¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥300,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥500,000)
|Keywords||WOMEN'S COLLEGES / UNITED STATES / COMPARATIVE EDUCATION / GENDER AND EDUCATION / ENROLLMENT TRENDS / INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES / HISTORY OF UNIVERSITIES / ジェンダー / 大学論 / アメリカ高等教育 / 男女共学 / 女性学研究|
This study examines the progress and prospect of women's colleges in the United States. The study consists of the following five parts :
1) Historical overview of the development of women's college in the United States since in inception in the 19th century to 1970's, when "enrollment crisis" forced many women's colleges to face "dead or coed" educational dilemma ;
2) Analysis of the major forces that affected rise and fall of single-sex college education in 1970's and 1980's ;
3) Examination of feminist scholarship that illuminated implications of both gender-sensitive educational ideals in the women's college and "Women Achievers" studies ;
4) Presentation of the current profile of all the women's colleges in the United States as of 1996 in terms of location, denomination, enrollment, student/faculty ratio, competitiveness, tuition, and so on ;
5) Analysis of some of the recent demographic and economic changes that will affect future institutional strategies of women's colleges.
The study concludes that the most eminent strategies many women's colleges are now adopting are :
1) Recruitment of non-traditional students such as adult returning students, transfer students, and so on,
2) Coordinating effort with other colleges through cross-registration, college consortium, and so on,
3) Adoption of innovative curriculum and pedagogy that empowers women students.
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