Education and a Woman's Life: Proceedings

Education and a Woman's Life: Proceedings

Education and a Woman's Life: Proceedings

Education and a Woman's Life: Proceedings


On September 6-8, 1962, the American Council on Education, with assistance from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the University of Minnesota sponsored a conference on the Continuing Education of Women at Itasca State Park, Minnesota. This publication is a report of that conference.

Plans for the Itasca Conference were developed under the aegis of the Council's Commission on the Education of Women, the members of which rendered a distinguished national service through their combined and unstinting efforts to focus public attention on the serious need for more educated women in the United States. During the period of its work, 1960-62, the commission was guided by the beliefs stated in its policy statement of April 1960, The Span of a Woman's Life and Learning, one of the most widely distributed statements ever published by the Council.

Special acknowledgment for the success of the Itasca Conference should go to the Conference Steering Committee--Grace M. Henderson, chairman, Margaret Culkin Banning, Oliver C. Carmichael, Catherine B. Cleary, Charles S. Davis, Lois D. Irish, Paul A. Miller, and Catherine J. Robbins--and to the conference staff so ably headed by Mrs. Elizabeth L. Cless. The Council is also grateful to the University of Minnesota as the host institution, the staff of the remarkable facilities at Itasca State Park, and the officers of the Carnegie Corporation, whose financial assistance made the conference possible.

Editorial responsibility in preparing the report of the conference proceedings was shared by the editor with Mrs. Cless and Beverly Sinniger of the University of Minnesota staff, and with Mrs. Mary Iversen of the Council staff, to all of whom we shall be everlastingly indebted.


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