Vitae Scholasticae

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Fall

Balancing Personal and Professional Lives: Experiences of Female Faculty across the Career Span
It has been called "suddenly one of the hottest questions everywhere in higher education" (1): How can female academics have successful careers and have children too? One might add, how might women successfully combine an academic career and a rich...
Fashioning the Ideal Female Student in the Eighteenth Century: Catharine Macaulay on Reading Novels
Catharine Macaulay (1731-1791) has been called the first female British historian. Her eight-volume history of England, which had great popularity during her lifetime, inaugurated her influential career as a radical political thinker and historian....
First Response to Philipsen: Building Intergenerational Networks of Support for Women in Academe
I graduated from college in 1968--age twenty-one--and eight months pregnant. I think I was the only pregnant graduate at the University of Connecticut (U-Conn) that year although I suppose it would have been hard to tell given those billowing gowns...
Guest Editors' Note
This special issue on women's education is a by-product of a meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) was hosting its 2005 conference. Three friends of long standing--Susan Douglas Franzosa, 2008...
Interviewing Women Teachers about Anger in the Workplace: Some Implications for Teacher Education
Over time.... What was once a sign of girls' strength and resiliency--their capacity to feel their anger, to know its source, and to respond directly--becomes a liability, at least in those places where white, middle-class values and conventions of...
Jane Addams and Wangari Maathai: Nobel Laureates on Educating and Organizing Women for Local Food Security
President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, Peiro Sardo, wrote that during the "golden age of Homo sapiens," when people hunted and gathered, they fed on "at least 8,000 plant species." (1) Today, industrialized agriculture has whittled...
Mayo, Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies
Cris Mayo. Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. ISBN 0-7425-2658-5. 176 pages. In Disputing the Subject of Sex, Cris Mayo utilizes poststructuralist and social constructionist...
Pivotal Communication: Marion Talbot's Voice for Educational Equity
Marion Talbot (1858-1948) was an activist, a co-founder of the American Association of University Women, and the dean of women at the newly established University of Chicago (UC) from 1892 to 1925. She was influential in the domestic sciences discipline...
Racially Integrated Education: The Antebellum Thought of Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Frederick Douglass
Approximately one hundred years before the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were unconstitutional, two black activist-journalists, Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Frederick...
Second Response to Philipsen: Balancing Academic Work-And Clerical Work-And Personal Life
"Balancing Personal and Professional Lives" is so good and so important I instantly wanted permission to photocopy it and pass it out to everyone in my college, including administration, faculty, staff, and students. Maike Ingrid Philipsen's own autobiographical...
Stitzlein, Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender
Sarah Marie Stitzlein. Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008. ISBN 978-0742563599. 144 pages. In December 2006, six Black youth were charged with attempted murder after a White student...
The Social Networks of Rebecca Pennell: An Early Woman College Professor to Have Equal Pay with Her Male Colleagues
The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were a time of great change in terms of the evolving social, economic, and governmental structures in the United States. Two major wars occurred, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The economy...
Third Response to Philipsen: Learning to Live One Chapter at a Time
I wish that I had read an article like Maike Ingrid Philipsen's starkly honest "Balancing Personal and Professional Lives: Experiences of Female Faculty Across the Career Span" at the beginning of my doctoral journey. It may have helped me not to feel...
Titone, Gender Equality in the Philosophy of Education: Catherine Macaulay's Forgotten Contribution
Connie Titone. Gender Equality in the Philosophy of Education: Catherine Macaulay's Forgotten Contribution. New York: Peter Lang, 2004. ISBN: 0-8204-5174-6. 173 pages. "The very word respect brings Mrs. Macaulay to my remembrance. The woman of the...
White, the Beecher Sisters
Barbara A. White. The Beecher Sisters. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-300-09927-4.399 pages. While a title like The Beecher Sisters may sound like just another dry academic biography, nothing could be further from the...