Citizens by degree : higher education policy and the changing gender dynamics of American citizenship / Deondra Rose.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
xii, 291 pages : charts ; 24 cm
- United States. Higher Education Act of 1965.
United States. National Defense Education Act of 1958.
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX.
Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- 20th century.
Education, Higher -- Law and legislation -- United States -- 20th century.
Education, Higher -- United States -- Gender -- 20th century.
Women -- United States -- Sociological aspects -- 20th century.
- "Since the mid-Twentieth Century, American women have made strides in higher educational attainment, socioeconomic status, and political engagement. While many point to the feminist movement to explain the progress that women have made since the 1960s, Deondra Rose shows that the progress derives in large part from the actions of lawmakers who used a combination of redistributive and regulartory higher education policies to enhance women's incorporation into their roles as American citizens. Examining the development and impact of the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Rose argues that higher education policies represent a crucial factor in women's movement toward first-class citizenship. In doing so, she also demonstrates that federal higher education policy has been an indispensable component of the American welfare state."--from back cover.
- Higher education policy and women's citizenship
The gendered roots of American higher education
Scaring up money for college : how the politics of crisis set the stage for gender-egalitarian student aid
Sustaining gender parity in college aid : the Higher Education Act of 1965
Opening doors for women : Title IX and the death of 'women need not apply'
Fortunate sons and daughters : financial aid and the gender dynamics of social citizenship
Federal student aid and the gender dynamics of political citizenship
Citizenship by degree : promoting equal opportunity through higher education.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-276) and index.
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