Educating Women at Ursuline College: Curriculum, Collaboration and Growth (Women's Studies No. 18)

Educating Women at Ursuline College: Curriculum, Collaboration and Growth (Women's Studies No. 18)

By: Rosemarie Carfagna (author)Hardback

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In the early 1990s, Ursuline College, a Catholic women's college in Cleveland, completely redesigned its core curriculum to maximize access, retention and success. The Ursuline Studies Program was structured around the theoretical framework presented in the landmark book, "Women's Ways of Knowing". The core consists of 14 writing-intensive interdisciplinary courses that emphasize both developmental and academic goals. To assess the validity of the programme, a team of researchers followed a group of 50 students through the Ursuline Studies Program over a period of five years, interviewing them at various stages. The findings presented in this study support the theories upon which the curriculum was designed and contribute to the scholarship of educating women.


Part 1 The programme: a core curriculum designed for women; creating gender equity in the college classroom; addressing the needs of the adult student; promoting ethnic diversity and social justice; faculty development as a vehicle for curricular change; collaboration and administration of the core curriculum. Part 2 The study: plans for assessing developmental goals; implementation of the study. Part 3 The findings: summaries of interviews; evidence of developmental stages; annual reports and general statements; statistical report.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773484795
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773484795
  • ISBN10: 0773484795

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