Talk on changing women's roles in American society by Nancy Reeves, attorney and lecturer-writer on the status of women, in another of her talks on A Woman's Place. She discusses the difference between functional and developmental theories of education, the split between the biological and sociological considerations of the role of women, and how the purpose of education and the role of women combine into various ways: that people should be educated for future occupations with the idea that women's occupations may be various; that women should be offered the whole spectrum of educational possibilities to prepare them for the whole spectrum of occupational opportunities; that a woman be exposed to the whole sweep of human knowledge so that she may be prepared to be a wife and mother; and that women's education should be very specific and aimed solely at integrating women into the domestic milieu.
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