A Woman's Education - Jill Ker Conway (Paperback)
Dispatched in 20 to 25 working days
- R 276
- 12 Nov 2002
- Supply Source
- Jill Ker Conway
- Random House Inc
- Number of Pages
- 203 x 127 x 13mm (159g)
- The third book in the author's continuing memoir, which began with Road from Coorain and True North focuses on her tenure as the first woman president of Smith College. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
- The third book in the author's continuing memoir focuses on her tenure as the first woman president of Smith College.
The beloved bestselling author of The Road from Coorain and
True North continues her remarkable autobiography with an
account of her decade as the first woman president of Smith
College–a time when she was faced with the challenge of reinventing
women’s education and with the demands of her own life.
Conway took on the helm at Smith at the height of exploding culture wars and the rising popularity of coeducation. With the college’s future at stake, she battled conservative faculty, ossified traditions, and doubtful funders to turn Smith into a place committed to preparing young women for the new realities of the future. Through it all, Conway served as an inspiration to thousands of students, while balancing the demands of her public role against the private pressures of coping with her husband’s bipolar disorder. A moving tribute to the value of single-sex education and to one woman’s achievements, A Woman’s Education is sure to become a classic.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Biography & Autobiography / Women
- Academic Subject 1
- Women In Higher Education
- Academic Subject 2
- College And University Administration
- Dewey Classification