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Tuesday, October 14, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

page Nine

SEXISM IN EDUCATION:

The University of Michigan and Esalen Institute present

Men

excell

on

educational

exams

By KEN PARSIGIAN brackets in mathematics, sci- down into male and female
According to a National 'As,- ence, social studies, and citizen- categories. We aren't sexist in
sessment of Education Progress .ship. any way.
survey, males tend to outscore Females are superior in read-
females on educational tests in ing and literature at the early. "HOWEVER," he added, "I'm
nearly every subject. ages, but are surpassed by the sure that we follow the national
The survey was conducted time they reach high school. The trend on SAT scores that show
among 640,000 people aged 9, only fields where females main- that men score higher than wo-
13, 17, and 25-35. The tests cov- tain an advantage at all ages men on both math and verbal."
ered mathematics, sciences, so- are music and writing. These SAT results, released
cial studies, reading, literature,' Here at the University there last month,'show that in 1974
citizenship, and music. are no separate records on male men outscored women 437 to 431
and female scores. on the verbal, and 495 to 449 on
OF THE eight areas covered! Clifford Sjogren, of the ad- the math.
by the tests, males out-per, missions office, said, "The Uni- Eunice Burns, chairwoman of'
formed the females in all age j versity does not break the scores the Commission for Women here
Uprof commends former Ai
ambassador for aid in Zaire

at the University, attributes the too smart because she'll turn
male superiority to the differ- off the boys."
ent roles men and women are However, Burns does think
expected to play in society. think that progress is being
made. "I think that women are
"THIS IS the way humans are improving on the tests. What we
programmed," she said. "It is haveo i stcontnue to
alright for a woman to excell]maket oomconte o
at masth and scine. b t o nsak women aware of the op-
at musica and science.,,tions open to them," she said-
Females at the University
SHE ADDED, "Females and seem to agree with Burns. Busi-
males scores approximately the ness School student, Malinda
same during the early ages, but Brownlee said, "The problem is
when a woman gets to be a the home environment. By the
teen-ager, she is told not to be time girls reach junior high
school, they have been geared
sfora role by their families. Par-
ents plan for their daughters to
rw rw an.grow up to be 'just like mom.''

ESALEN

Expanding Awareness:
New Ways of Knowing

A two-dayconference, November 1-2, 1975, at the
Michigan Inn, Southfield, Michigan
STAFF: James Fadiman, Al Chung-Liang Huang, Janet Lederman,
George Leonard, Ilana Rubenfeld, and Will Schutz
ACTIVITIES ARE a combination of discussions, lectures, and experiences

including:

Encounter Microlab; The Alexander Technique (Body/Mind

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(Continued from Page 1) tion.
would have elevated Carter to In a
U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. the ca
Not only does Professor Stein- that 1,
er feel that Carter's violationof in his
StateDepartmenttpolicy was Consec
justified under the circum- Steiner
stances and his punishment out of
therefore uncalled for, but he
also contends that Carter's posi- PRO
tion and reputation were sacri- office
ficed in order to appease Presi- Buildir
dent Mobutu. from
"OUR RELATIONS with Zaire tional:
were already strained," com- the ne
mented Steiner, "and Kissinger parent
was looking for a way to restore The
good relations with Zaire." "I Barba
think," he added, "it was kind were'
of a cheap shot." ter in
Joining Professor Steiner in they v
condemnation of Kissinger's 1975,a
treatment of former Ambassa- the P
dor Carter are several members Zaire.
of the Congressional Black Cau- Afte
cus, who are conductingthi Zaire;
own investigation of the situa-

Steiner

recent appearance before
aucus, Kissinger-admitted
he may have over-reacted
s punishment of Carter.
quently, a c c o r d i n g to'
r, "Carter should come
this thing alright."
4FESSOR Steiner, whose
in the Legal Research,
ing seems far removed
the intrigue of interna-
politics, was called into
gotiations by the students'
ts and Stanford University.
students (among them
ra Smuts of Ann Arbor)
working at a research cen-
western Tanzania when
were abducted on May 24,
and taken to the hideout of
RP located somewhere in,
r the governments of
and Tanzania both refused
Sin the return of the stu-
Steiner - with substan-
operation from the United
sgovernment - worked to
ish communications with
?RP and secure the stu-
release.I
iner views the kidnapping
attempt on the part of the
"to focus world attention
emselves." 'According to
rofessor, the rebels' con-
for international publicity
d to the advantage of the
nts.
EY WANTED to be treat-
as a bunch of bandits but
RTHER!
WND
t
y Shop

rather as a serious revolution-
ary movement," Steiner said.
"They wanted good - not ad-
verse - publicity."

"But I think that this is
changing," she continued. "My
guess is that women will catch
up to men on tests in the near
future."
Men aren't putting that much
stock in these results. Sopho-
more Jim Lerner said, "Those
results don't mean that much

Barbara Smuts, an Ann Ar- here at Michigan. All the wo-
bor resident, was released soon men and men that apply here
after her abduction to carry a are intelligent, and anyone who
ranso her students were fred doesn't believe that should see
on June 25 and finally on July this woman in. my organic
25, after some of the demands class. She'll outscore any guy
had been met, the remaining on any test," he remarked. "I

....--.-ry

hostages were released.

wish I had her brain!"

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PROF, THEODORE FREIDGUT
Director, Soviet and East European Research Center
Hebrew Universitv, Jerusalem

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WILL SPEAK
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15
ON
"Soviet Policy in the Middle East"
4 p.m. Modern Long. Bldg. Lec. Rm. 2
sponsored by the Center for Rusian and East European Studies

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Students conf er on staes
the P
" 0 edents'
e ucat1ona crisis Stein
as an i
(Continued from Page 1) At the next meeting, specific PRP
AS FOR upcoming state-wide programs at each university on the
elections, 'the group will back will be treated. the p
I "W're o dscus wha s cern fI
candidates who favor higher "We're going to discuss what's worke
education and who would be best for each school," said Da- studen
able to "provide support on a vid.- "We're dealing with a
local and statewide basis." group of widely diverse schools, "TH
David said the students plan but we're united in cause." ed not
to secure copies of each school's
budget in order to "trim the
fat," if necessary. Tax increases WHY WALK FA
'solely for higher education were
brought up, but David opposes LEVI'S B Rg
such a move right now.
"I felt at this time, people are Available a
not ready to accept any kind of ;
tax increase," he said. WilC s Varsit
ASKED WHY the Sunday WETU IlG sVas:
meeting was closed to the press, * Denim Bells r Panatella
David responded, "It was the Brush Denims Knit Slaks
.first time that. the school lead- S rs el i Boot Jeans
ers met together face to face." ' 0 Corduroys 4 Pre-Wash Sla
The schools represented at
Sunday's meeting were Michi- Wjl(1s Varsit
gan, Michigan State, Western 311 S. STATE ST
} Michigan, Eastern Michigan,
0 a k l a n d University, Ferris --
IState,, Grand Valley, and Lake
Superior..
The student leaders will meet
again on October 26 in East Lan-
ber delegations from each
school.

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