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Women in American education, 1820-1955 [electronic resource] : the female force and educational reform / June Edwards.

By: Edwards, June, 1934-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions to the study of education: no. 81.Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 154 p.).ISBN: 9780313074073 (electronic bk.); 0313074070 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women in education -- United States -- History | Women educators -- United States -- Biography | Educational change -- United States -- History | EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Educators | Pedagogen | Onderwijskundigen | Vrouwen | Onderwijs | Hervormingen | Lehrerin | Bildung | Schule | Frau | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women in American education, 1820-1955.DDC classification: 370/.82 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Catharine Beecher : educating girls, homemakers, and teachers -- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody : educating young children -- Elizabeth Blackwell : medical and physical education for females -- Ellen Swallow Richards : science education for school, home and society -- Jane Addams : educating the immigrant poor -- Maria Montessori : educating children for independence -- Mary McLeod Bethune : educating African-American youth -- Helen Parkhurst : educating for responsibility with the Dalton Plan.
Summary: Recounts the remarkable achievements of women who dared to defy customs, break legal barriers, and endure hardship and discrimination in order to provide education for girls, young children, female teachers, homemakers, disabled students, the immigrant poor, and African American youth--the people excluded from traditional institutions of their day. Excerpts from the women's own writings are provided as well as discussion of their unique teaching methods.
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Catharine Beecher : educating girls, homemakers, and teachers -- Elizabeth Palmer Peabody : educating young children -- Elizabeth Blackwell : medical and physical education for females -- Ellen Swallow Richards : science education for school, home and society -- Jane Addams : educating the immigrant poor -- Maria Montessori : educating children for independence -- Mary McLeod Bethune : educating African-American youth -- Helen Parkhurst : educating for responsibility with the Dalton Plan.

Recounts the remarkable achievements of women who dared to defy customs, break legal barriers, and endure hardship and discrimination in order to provide education for girls, young children, female teachers, homemakers, disabled students, the immigrant poor, and African American youth--the people excluded from traditional institutions of their day. Excerpts from the women's own writings are provided as well as discussion of their unique teaching methods.

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