Women and knowledge : a study of eight doctoral students in the School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Pricilla Provost Wallace (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
H. Svi Shapiro

Abstract: This paper concerns the relationships between women and knowledge. Beginning with traditional and contemporary definitions of knowledge and the socially constructed place along the margins of culture that women have assumed over time, it confronts the present day issues women encounter as they enter the public, professional realm of knowledge as graduate students and one day college professors. This analysis includes the nature of the academy as a bastion of male privilege and women's personal redefinitions of themselves as participants in academe. In the course of eight interviews with doctoral candidates, notions of what women know, what "women's knowledge" might to for the world, and what women seek in schooling as an alternative pedagogy emerge. The dissertation concludes with a schematic description of a new, amended curriculum.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Women $x Education (Higher)
Women graduate students
Knowledge, Theory of

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