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ERIC Number: ED094892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 421
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Reference Count: 0
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Dauntless Women in Childhood Education, 1856-1931.
Snyder, Agnes
The lives and contributions of nine women educators, all early founders or leaders of the International Kindergarten Union (IKU) or the National Council of Primary Education (NCPE), are profiled in this book. Their biographical sketches are presented in two sections. The Froebelian influences are discussed in Part 1 which includes the chapters on Margarethe Schurz, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Susan E. Blow, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and Elizabeth Harrison. Alice Temple, Patty Smith Hill, Ella Victoria Dobbs, and Lucy Gage are found in the second part which emphasizes "Changes and Challenges." A concise background of education history describing the movements and influences preceding and involving these leaders is presented in a single chapter before each section. A final chapter summarizes the main contribution of each of the women and also elaborates more fully on such topics as IKU cooperation with other organizations, international aspects of IKU, the writings of its leaders, the standardization of curriculums through testing, training teachers for a progressive program, and the merger of IKU and NCPE into the Association for Childhood Education. (SDH)
Association for Childhood Education International, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20016 ($9.50, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Association for Childhood Education International; Froebel (Friedrich)