A Woman's Education - Jill Ker Conway (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780679744627
Department
Books
Released
12 Nov 2002
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Jill Ker Conway
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Number of Pages
143
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 13mm (159g)

Annotation

  • 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.

Summary

  • 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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Academic Subject 1
Women In Higher Education
Academic Subject 2
College And University Administration
Dewey Classification
378/.0092