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Chapter 5: The Education of Women, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans

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The Education of Women, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans
The education of women, native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans

One of the most interesting dimensions of the development of American schooling is the history of education for women and people of color, including Native Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. To be sure, the experiences of these groups were quite distinct from each of the others. For females, the first concern was providing elementary and secondary school education, since a college education was very unusual for either men or women. However, when a college education became somewhat more common, the gender gap at this level became an important concern and educators attempted to address this issue.

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