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Sexual discrimination in education : one step forward, two steps back?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/1989
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Issue number1
Volume11
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)4-22
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Discrimination against women in education is discomfortingly familiar. In 1869 the climate was such that the decision of the Court of the University of Edinburgh to pass regulations permitting the admission of women undergraduates in medicine ultimately provoked civil disorder. Sachs and Wilson vividly describe the violence of reaction thus.