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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Jensen, Joan M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the ideology of the "teaching daughters," which argues the benefits of employing women as teachers, was taking form. The development of this ideology and its practice in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware from 1790 to 1850 are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women
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Palmieri, Patricia A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Women faculty at Wellesley College in the Progressive Era were not only the best female academics of their generation, they also created a rich social life and sense of community among themselves. At the same time they maintained a commitment to social activism. Their accomplishments and limitations are discussed. (IS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Presidents, Educational Change, Educational History
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 1997
Considers women and their evidence in relation to the agenda of the Bryce Commission, arguing that the agenda reflected concerns with boys' education and that it marginalized girls' education and women's evidence. Focuses on the networks between men and women on the Commission and power relations manifested in giving and taking evidence. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Evidence (Legal), Females
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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the necessity of setting boundaries for a research topic while bridging gaps with information from other disciplines and history of education in other nations. Illustrates the point with the history of women's education in the United States. Includes discussion of the influence of British boys' schools, French boarding schools, and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, J. B. – History of Education, 1992
Traces the development of teacher education in Birmingham, England, from the Victorian period through the 1920s. Describes the transition of Mason College and the Birmingham Day Training College into the education department of Birmingham University. Discusses women's education, teacher training for men, student life, faculty, and curriculum. (DK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Schools of Education
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Zschoche, Sue – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Assesses the impact that Edward Hammond Clarke's position on women's right to participate in higher education had on the moderate wing of the women's movement. Reflects on the debate provoked by his views that women and men should be educated differently. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Females
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education, 1989
Discusses the revisionist historical stance toward the position taken by female educationists in the eighteenth century. Describes the context in which these women worked and lived. Concludes that the influence of these females was ambiguous. Suggests that, although these women aimed to raise women's stature through education, they cannot be…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gomersall, Meg – History of Education, 1988
Examines the extent to which the schooling experiences of working class girls and boys differed between 1800 and 1870. Focuses on the most apparent differences, such as access to schooling, curriculum, and standards of achievement. (GEA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Curriculum, Educational Development, Educational History
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Thomas, J. B. – History of Education, 1988
Examines the Bristol Day Training College for Women (England) which was founded to meet the growing need for teachers following the 1870 Education Act. Discusses its early emphasis on elementary school teacher training for women, and its resulting significance in the history of women's education. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Horn, Pamela – History of Education, 1988
Examines the influence of education upon the lives of British working-class girls between 1870-1914, taking into account the fact that for many, schooling was subordinated to work. Discusses gender stereotyping, stating that only the most determined girls obtained, through education, entry into jobs allowing talent development and competition with…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Children, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stevenson, Julie – History of Education, 1997
Aims of this study include establishing the level of female participation at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, indicating the subjects they studied, and detailing evidence related to the social status of female students. Discusses the extent of gender bias in the curriculum and investigates female choices about educational paths. (DSK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Theobald, Marjorie R. – History of Education, 1988
Examines the "accomplishments curriculum" which emerged as the dominant mode of education for middle-class girls in Britain and its colonies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Discusses the expanded educational opportunities for women, describing their social effects, such as the early emergence of middle-class…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Females
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Passet, Joanne – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses methods developed to facilitate women's entry into the library profession. Uses historical excerpts to document library school directors' efforts to place female graduates between 1887 and 1912. Includes tables identifying directors and backgrounds of women directors of the period. Describes the difficulty of establishing the profession…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Educational History, Females
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Dunstan, John – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Begins with a brief summary of contemporary thought about, and developments in, coeducation and the overlapping topic of girls' schooling in 19th-century Russia. Makes references to, and comparisons with, contemporary debates in England and the United States. Concludes by discussing developments in coeducation in the Stalinist period. (DSK)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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