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ERIC Number: ED359085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 43
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Women's Emancipation through Education: The Radical Agenda of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).
Roberts, Leonard H.; Pollman, Mary Jo
Two hundred years ago, Mary Wollstonecraft, the English women's rights pioneer, published her immortal work: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." In it she placed much of the blame for women's inferior political, intellectual, and social status on "faulty education." In "Vindication," she offered a number of recommendations aimed at enhancing the quality of education for women. These included: boys and girls schooled together and sharing a curriculum rich in experiential learning, particularly in scientific studies. She advocated physical exercise and play as well as health education specifically aimed at women's needs. These and other education proposals marked her as an important progenitor of many modern and widely accepted educational innovations. Contains 20 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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