Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 59: Women as Leaders in Women's Colleges
Women as leaders in women's colleges What is a women's college? Why are women's colleges still relevant today, now that higher education is dominated by coeducational institutions? What research base exists on the benefits of attending a women's college and how women's colleges encourage the development of leadership skills in women? What are the institutional characteristics of women's colleges that are unique to those institutions, and what institutional characteristics could be transferred to coeducational institutions to encourage women to attain leadership skills? What strategies do women's colleges use to encourage leadership skills in their students that are different from coeducational institutions? Finally, can the leadership skills women learn in women's colleges be transferred to the workplace? To answer these questions we first need to examine the definition of a women's college and look at the evidence that women's colleges are still relevant to women today. We need to study the ...