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ERIC Number: ED444167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-25
Pages: 25
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Pioneer Women Educators: Challenges and Contributions.
Butterfield, C. L.
This paper outlines the educational history of women in the United States and focuses on three women educators from the nineteenth century: Emma Willard, Catherine Beecher, and Mary Lyon. The paper considers their contributions to teaching and teacher education--all of these women founded schools to educate women. While these women paved the way for all women educators today, their stories portray the perspectives of white women in 19th-century America, since women of color were marginalized and were not allowed to tell their stories. The paper concludes that the road to literacy for women has been a "bumpy one filled with gaping potholes." It finds that numerous political, social, and economic factors have stood in the way of a woman's right to be an educator and enjoy effective teacher training programs. (Contains 16 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Language: English
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