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  Coeducation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women at the same school facilities; co-ed is a shortened adjectival form of co-educational.
The first coeducational institution of higher education in the United States was Franklin College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, established in 1787.
The longest continuously operating coeducational school in the United States is Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, which was established in 1833.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coeducation   (935 words)

 "Anything But Cordial": Coeducation and West Virginia University's Early Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Coeducation appears in Ambler's 1951 History of Education in West Virginia as a subsection within a potpourri of 1890s topics labelled "Miscellaneous." William T. Doherty in his 1982 university history dramatically highlighted women's historic status as a minority population averaging only 30 percent on campus.
It took two more decades for proponents to carry the day for coeducation, and they did so, as did their counterparts in other states, not because they stood fast on democratic principle, but because principal was lacking in institutional coffers.
Emerging scholarship on the barrier-breaking generation of women in both coeducational and single-sex universities reveals that the emotional distress from rigors of living with discrimination and graduating into an equally hostile job market was not uncommon.
www.wvculture.org /history/journal_wvh/wvh49-6.html   (4203 words)

 Rosenberg: Coeducation History
Though advocates of coeducation achieved some success in the antebellum period, their most important gains came in the wake of the Civil War, a war that left unprecedented numbers of young women faced with the necessity of supporting themselves.
Supporters of coeducation often argued that the presence of women would have a civilizing effect on male students, but that contention ignored the reality of strongly entrenched male traditions combined with the fact that men made up a large majority of the student bodies at coeducational schools.
One of the biggest problems suffered by coeducational institutions, suddenly convinced of the need to enforce sexual segregation in student life, was that they did not have enough dormitory space to house all their students.
beatl.barnard.columbia.edu /learn/documents/coeducation.htm   (6331 words)

 Coeducation Revisited for the 21st Century
I believe that coeducation has been and continues to be a serious mistake because it generally ignores the radical differences between men and women in their biology, physiology, psychology, and in their proper roles in contemporary society and the family.
Much of the problems with coeducational schools vis-a-vis education is simply a question of male dominance that appears to be inevitable and constant according to all the studies.
Coeducation is largely taken by the immense majority of the populace as normal, natural and necessary, although increasingly almost all the evidence is to the contrary.
www.catholicity.com /mccloskey/articles/singlesexedu.html   (8520 words)

 "Coeducation Profits Females" by Alice Keating
They also believed coeducation had a positive influence during the difficult period for girls in early adolescence; they also believed that each sex learns to play every role in society if forced to do so in a unisex environment.
Coeducation facilitates a microcosm of the real world where valuable social skills can be taught.
Student A, a coeducated female, with moderate controlled self-esteem, competitive math scores, individual attention, positive self image, campaigning talent, and social development is better off than Student B, an unisex educated female, with lower self-esteem, non-competitive math scores, poorly specialized attention, nonexistent self-image, spoon fed roles, and weak socialization development.
www.nd.edu /~frswrite/issues/1998-1999/sp99/Keating.shtml   (1453 words)

 AllRefer.com - coeducation (Education: Terms And Concepts) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
There were scattered examples of coeducation in the late 17th cent.
Oberlin College gave degrees to both men and women as early as 1837, but it was the development of state universities during the post–Civil War era that standardized collegiate coeducation.
Although coeducation has expanded since World War II, there are many nations where it still meets opposition on religious and cultural grounds.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/coeducat.html   (348 words)

 Coeducation at Haverford: A Forced Revolution
The series of about 10 years before a Haverford female student would unpack her belongings in her room to settle down for four years of an intense and demanding education, both in and out of the classroom, was a time of much reevaluation and consideration on the part of the students, administration, and faculty.
Coeducation had been a topic of interest on Haverford's campus during the 1960's but larger concerns over international political affairs as well as domestic political movements had overshadowed the more localized topic.
Prior to Haverford's coeducation decision, Bryn Mawr was able to remain respected as a College without the definition as a "women's school." This is due to a commonly accepted definition of women's schools: women's schools were where women went to think like men.
serendip.brynmawr.edu /sci_cult/courses/knowbody/f04/web3/sansell.html   (4122 words)

 The View From Here: Coeducation
As quality institutions across the nation began to admit women as early at the late 1950s and most had at least made plans to coeducate by the mid-1960s, the University of Virginia began feeling the pressure to keep the pace with their peer institutions.
While this court case did not force the University to coeducate (the Woody Commission already recommended to admit women), it did alter the way the University admitted women.
The four women were also given a temporary injunction to study in the College in the fall of 1969 instead of waiting for the formal arrival of women in the fall of 1970.
cti.itc.virginia.edu /~hius316/coeducation/coedhome.html   (1140 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Coeducation Revisited for the 21st Century
Coeducation is less expensive, requiring fewer classes, buildings, teachers, etc. Second, he cites the theory that coeducation provides a more harmonious relationship between the sexes analogous to family life.
One can see that coeducation must have already been making inroads in the Catholic schools, as well as in general society, for the matter to be of sufficient import to be addressed.
Character training is harder in the case of girls with boys, although the contrary belief is generally held; for, as things are today, the girl must be prepared for two eventualities-for motherhood, with all that it involves, and for the life of an independent wage earner.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=453   (8103 words)

 Schlesinger Library: Chapter One
Coeducation as a theory, however, was simply something that was not on the table, something that Harvard had historically opposed.Buck and Comstock may have personally wanted to merge classrooms, but if they did, they were too politically savvy to suggest such an abrupt shift at the university in 1943.
Coeducation, Harvard feared, was a synonym for the melding of the spheres, which the university attempted to mitigate by framing merged courses as "joint instruction."
Coeducation at Harvard and Radcliffe would have meant the elimination of one college and the full assumption of responsibility by the other -- hence the popular description of the actual relationship as "coeducation in practice, not theory." In practice, Harvard allowed women to enter its classes, but paid them little heed otherwise.
www.radcliffe.edu /schles/grants/mandel2.php   (4504 words)

 Women at UVa: Coeducation - Beyond Coeducation
Coeducation came at a time of unprecedented change for the University.
Another female athlete, Mary Brundage, competed alongside male swimmers on the varsity team in 1966 while she was a nursing student at the University.
Coeducation and the implementation of Title IX accelerated the growth of the women’s athletics program at the University, offering women many opportunities to excel on the playing field as well as in the classroom.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/women/coeducation4.html   (506 words)

 The Daily Princetonian: Thursday, April 15, 1999
A total of four women graduated with his class – clearly, the effects of coeducation could not be felt in their day.
The effect of coeducation on one's educational experience is tremendous, providing valuable life lessons.
Coeducation has provided valuable learning experience whose effects are likely more profound than any of those from an undergraduate course.
www.dailyprincetonian.com /Content/1999/04/15/edits/column1.html   (659 words)

 Beloit College Archives -- Archival Papers -- Hail to the Conquering Coed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Coeducation was only possible by the restructuring of century old attitudes, such as this, about women's capabilities and responsibilities.
Coeducation at Beloit was discussed on and off from the 1870s until 1895 but it did not receive serious consideration until about 1893.
One of the main arguments against coeducation at Beloit and around the country was that the women would "lure" the men away from their studies.
www.beloit.edu /~libhome/Archives/papers/woman.html   (16995 words)

 Executive Summary -- Single-Sex Versus Coeducation Schooling: A Systematic Review (2005)
A number of theoretical advantages to both coeducational (CE) and single-sex (SS) schools have been advanced by their advocates, a subset of whom have focused specifically on the potential benefits of SS schooling for disadvantaged males who have poor success rates in the educational system.
Another example would be a finding favoring single-sex in a 10th-grade sample and coeducation in a 12th-grade sample for the same outcome variable within a single study.
It should also be kept in mind that some researchers evaluated multiple outcome variables in their research; therefore, it is possible that a single published study would yield information that appears in multiple rows of the Summary Table.
www.ed.gov /rschstat/eval/other/single-sex/index.html   (3487 words)

 1969: Princeton's first female students
Princeton's transition from over 200 years of single-minded male focus to coeducation was, frankly, hard work for everyone involved: university officials, male students, as well as the female newcomers.
Its five-year coeducation plan provided $7.8 million for the development of new facilities that would eventually house and educate 650 women students at Princeton by 1974.
Durkee said the school's commitment to coeducation by the fall was expedited by a healthy dose of competitive worries when Yale made its own coeducation announcement that same spring.
www.capitalcentury.com /1969.html   (1673 words)

 Co-Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Girls attending coeducational schools tend not to speak up in class in deference to male peers.
There is, in fact, no conclusive evidence to support the idea that girls in single-sex schools outperform their peers in coeducational settings (including the areas of math and science) or that they enjoy a higher level of overall self-esteem or self-confidence.
Respondents were asked to rank the importance of coeducation in the choice to attend St. John’s on a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 being most important and 1, not important at all).
www.stjohns-chs.org /news/news_releases/coeducation.html   (1344 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for coeducation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Coeducation The Ultimate resource of information on Coeducation.
coeducation COEDUCATION [coeducation] instruction of both sexes in the same institution.
Single-sex and coeducation physical education: perspectives of adolescent girls and female physical education teachers.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/02895.html   (512 words)

 coeducation — FactMonster.com
Ball State University - Ball State University, at Muncie, Ind.; coeducational; founded 1918 as a state institution.
Swarthmore College - Swarthmore College, at Swarthmore, Pa.; coeducational; founded 1864 by the Society of Friends.
Saint Olaf College - Saint Olaf College, at Northfield, Minn.; Lutheran; coeducational; founded 1874 by Norwegians as a...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0812773.html   (314 words)

Coeducation has left an indelible imprint on Rose- Hulman’s past, present and its future, states Art Western, vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty.
“Before coeducation I was the only person in class that could offer any insights,” she states.“It was a lonely feeling.
It was important to me to understand both those that agreed with coeducation, as well as those that didn’t, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
www.rose-hulman.edu /echoes/winter2005/10yearsofcoeducation.htm   (920 words)

 Coeducation at Bowdoin
Noteworthy are files relating to the Africana Studies Program, CBB educational television, the 175th Anniversary Capital Campaign, coeducation, ROTC, the Senior Center, and the May 1970 Student Strike.
Materials from the late 1970's on the protracted discussion on the status of coeducation in the fraternities are also included.
Minutes indicate that the committee engaged in numerous discussions on the College policy regarding fraternity membership, with special emphasis on resolutions compelling them to be coeducational without qualification.
library.bowdoin.edu /arch/subject/bowdoin/coed.shtml   (918 words)

 Virginia Scott Challenges the University's Admission Policy on Coeducation (1969)
hough the fight for coeducation at the University of Virginia started in the 1890s, it was only in 1969 that the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences opened its doors to women on an equal footing with men, after Virginia Anne Scott and three other young Charlottesville women successfully sued the University for gender discrimination.
The issue of admitting women into the graduate and professional schools rose for the first time in 1895 but the UVA administration decided against it because they thought that gaining higher education would "physically unsex" the women and cause them to lose their power in the home.
The University knew that it would have to address the issue of coeducation because by this time Virginia was one of the last states to sanction gender discrimination in its publicly funded universities.
www.virginia.edu /woodson/projects/kenan/scott/scott.html   (1215 words)

 The Belltower, Samford University
With its sister institution--Judson College--just across town, and with ongoing financial troubles, conflict with the State Baptist Convention and increased interest in relocation, coeducation was hardly a pressing issue at Howard in the '70s and '80s.
College officials suspended coeducation after Judge's graduation in 1896, citing lack of proper facilities for women at a time when the campus truly was in need of new facilities of all sorts.
She earned the ranking of "Distinguished" in Howard's School of Science for attainment of 90 percent, and was the only student to reach that level in the school for that year.
www.samford.edu /pubs/belltower/Nov2003/coed.html   (1147 words)

 The Doane Stuart School - Coeducation
Their forward-looking commitment to coeducation remains a cornerstone of the Doane Stuart experience to this day, as we maintain gender equity among our students in their academic and extracurricular activities, ensuring that boys and girls alike have consistent and fair opportunities to excel.
The setting at Doane Stuart is designed to reflect accurately the challenges and opportunities of a society in which our students will live, work, play and worship coeducationally for the rest of their lives.
For us, coeducation is another facet of our commitment to diversity; it is the belief that you are a richer, better educated person if you have learned to see the world through the perspective of people unlike yourself, whether they are of different gender, religion, race, or background.
www.doanestuart.org /coed.asp   (140 words)

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