Educating Women for a Changing World was first published in 1954. Scores of books and articles have been written about the problems, the needs, and the potentialities of modern women. What can education do to solve these problems? Shall we give women the same education as men? Shall we educate women for family responsibilities or for work outside the home? In presenting her philosophy and basic program for women’s education, Mrs. Mueller stresses the fact that women are not alike -- that their differences, in fact, overshadow their similarities. She contends, therefore, that no one kind of education is suitable for all women. In their infinite variety, women present a multitude of different hopes and interests and aptitudes, all to be included in educational patterns which will contribute to the fullest development of their lives. And the woman of the future will be called upon to play multiple roles, Mrs. Mueller points out, as she emphasizes the need for an educational program that will prepare women for careers in both the office and the home and as citizens of the community, the nation, and the world. Women and the world they live in are constantly changing, Mrs. Mueller reminds us, in an analysis of the conflicts between men and women that arise from social change. In separate chapters she discusses education for earning, for dating and mating, for homemaking, for politics, for citizenship, and for leisure.
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