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Project on Women & Social Change

The Smith Project on Women and Social Change is an interdisciplinary faculty research group. Founded in 1978, the project draws together faculty from a range of disciplines including anthropology, political science, sociology, education, history, exercise and sport studies, literature, psychology, religion, and economics.

Upcoming Events

 

acosta/carpenter study on status of women in intercollegiate sport

 

LATEST STUDY JUST RELEASED (4/10/14).

 

Thirty-seven year update: Women in Intercollegiate Sport, a National, Longitudinal Study - 1977 to 2014


Download at www.acostacarpenter.ORG
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Educating women course (idp 140)

 

We are pleased to post videos from our six-week course offered in the fall of 2012 at Smith College on Educating Women.

IDP 140 playlist

This one-credit course is built around a lecture series addressing the following topics:

September 12, 2012. Why Educate Women?: An overview of the course and a discussion of access and inequity in American education. Speakers: Susan C. Bourque (Government Department, Smith College) and Paula Giddings (African American Studies Department, Smith College).

Video: "Why Educate Women?"

Video: "Carrie Lee: A Study of Agency and Access in a Time of Discrimination"

Bourque Biography and Photograph

Giddings Biography and Photograph

September 19, 2012. Higher Education for Women and the History of Smith College. Speaker: Carol T. Christ, President of Smith College.

Video: "Higher Education for Women and the History of Smith College"

Christ Biography and Photograph

October 3, 2012. From Jean Jacques Rousseau to Edward Clark: The Impact of European Ideas on American Women's Education. Speakers: Rosetta Cohen (Education and Child Study, Smith College) and Jennifer Hall-Witt (History Department, Smith College).

Cohen Biography and Photograph

Video with Rosetta Cohen

Video: "From Jean Jacques Rousseau to Edward Clark: The Impact of European Ideas on American Women's Education," by Jennifer Hall-Witt

Hall-Witt Biography and Photograph

October 10, 2012. Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries. Panelists: Cris Smith (Center for International Education, UMass Amherst), Beth Murphy (Film Producer); Sharmila Ghosha Sinha (Smith Trustee), and Hoon Eng Khoo (University of Singapore and Smith Trustee).

Video: "Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries," by Cristine Smith

Smith Biography and Photograph

Video: "Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries," by Beth Murphy

Murphy Biography and Photograph

Video: "Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries," by Sharmila Ghosha Sinha

Sinha Biography and Photograph

Video: "Education for Girls and Women in Developing Countries," by Hoon Eng Khoo

Khoo Biography and Photograph

October 17, 2012. Gender Differences? Education and Women's Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Speakers: Susannah Howe (Picker Engineering Program, Smith College) and Donna Riley (Picker Engineering Program, Smith College).

Howe Biography and Photograph

Riley Biography and Photograph

Video: "Gender Differences? Education and Women's Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning," by Susannah Howe and Donna Riley

October 24, 2012. Gender Equity, Education, Law and the Lives of Girls in the aftermath of Title IX. Panelists: Carrie Baker (Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College), Christine M. Shelton (Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, Smith College), and Kim Gandy (Feminist Majority and NOW, Activist-in-Residence).

Baker Biography and Photograph

Video with Carrie Baker

Shelton Biography and Photograph

Video: "Gender Equity, Education, Law and the Lives of Girls in the Aftermath of Title IX," by Christine M. Shelton

Gandy Biography and Photograph

Video with Kim Gandy

 

Women's Education Worldwide (WEW) Meetings:

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

WEW 2014, June 2014, hosted by Agnes Scott and Spelman Colleges, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

WEW Student Conference, June 2015, hosted by Collegio Nuovo, Pavia, Italy.

PAST MEETINGS:

WEW 2013 Faculty Conference, Collaboration: the Way Forward

January 8-10, 2013, Higher Colleges of Technology -- Dubai Women's Campus, Dubai, UAE

Click the Link Above for details and registration forms.

Women's Education Worldwide 2012: Gender Issues in Higher Education: Global and Local Experience

June 8-12, 2012, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

Women's Education Worldwide: Faculty Conference 2011

May 31–June 3, 2011
Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges

CONFERENCE HOME PAGE

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WEW FACULTY CONFERENCE, 31 MAY - 3 JUNE 2011

VIDEO ABOUT THE WEW FACULTY CONFERENCE

VIDEO OF "MODELS FOR WOMEN'S EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP" BY JILL KER CONWAY

VIDEO OF INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S EDUCATION WORLDWIDE BY JOANNE CREIGHTON

For more information, visit Women's Education Worldwide.