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Fisher, Roy – History of Education, 2019
This paper considers gender and social class in relation to teacher education through an episodic study of the development of adult educational institutions in Huddersfield. It briefly discusses nineteenth-century mechanics' institutes in the town before moving to a consideration of school teacher training college students in the twentieth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Teacher Education, Adult Education
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Novotny, Therese – History of Education, 2019
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416), was a Christian mystic whose writings, "Revelation of Love" and "A Book of Showings," are the earliest surviving texts in the English language written by a woman. The question that has puzzled scholars for centuries follows: How could a woman of her time express her vision in such innovative and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Feminism, English, Females
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Balfour, Beatrice Jane Vittoria – History of Education, 2018
In this article, memory is examined as it relates to origin stories of the Reggio Emilia approach -- an internationally renowned Italian education programme -- and to the articulation of women's experiences of gender and their narrative identity in this very particular context. The article shows that a number of women who partook in the founding…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Gender Issues, Womens Education, Females
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Williams, Maria Patricia – History of Education, 2015
A schoolteacher from Lombardy, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), founded the Institute of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC) in 1880. It was one of the 185 female religious institutes established in Italy in the nineteenth century. In the newly unified Italy, Cabrini found opportunities to formulate progressive Catholic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Single Sex Schools, Womens Education
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Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2013
In 1927 the British Federation of University Women (BFUW) established Crosby Hall in London as a hall of residence for women graduates from overseas. The Federation aimed to foster international understanding and peace at a time of social and political turmoil. Accessions to the library at the Hall were on a somewhat ad hoc basis and provide an…
Descriptors: Females, Library Services, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Clarke, Richard – History of Education, 2010
"Independent" lecture agencies are a neglected element in the history of education. Between 1918 and 1939, the Selborne Lecture Bureau was a significant national provider of adult education in Britain, both in its own right and as a supplier of lecture(r)s to Women's Institutes and other bodies, and it pioneered the use of films in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Adult Education, Lecture Method, Foreign Countries
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2008
The eighteenth century was characterised by a ferment of ideas and activities which have usually been portrayed as masculine. It is now increasingly perceived that such developments travelled further through society than hitherto generally recognised. Even women participated in "enlightened living", despite gendered limitations on…
Descriptors: Females, History, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination
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Harvey, Jessamy – History of Education, 2008
This article focuses on heroic images of Spanish women in schoolbooks for girls published during the dictatorial regime of General Franco (1939-75). Alongside the female members of Spain's royal ranks and the holy women of the Catholic Church's canon, who were domesticated by association with the needle, some schoolbooks also recovered a small…
Descriptors: Role Models, Females, Womens Education, Textbooks
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Mayer, Christine – History of Education, 2006
"Education for all" is a demand that keeps on appearing in various historical contexts and is not just a phenomenon of the modern age. Taking the demand for "education for all" as a normative principle, this paper pursues the questions of how this demand was reflected in pedagogical reform programmes and in what way, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Educational History, Educational Change
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Harford, Judith – History of Education, 2005
The movement for the higher education of women in Ireland in the nineteenth century has traditionally been viewed as a Protestant initiative. Scholarship suggests that the Irish campaign developed along the same lines as the English movement, gaining from and growing out of the English advances. Leading Protestant schools for girls have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Protestants, Females
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Daybell, James – History of Education, 2005
Attempts to write the history of female education are hampered by the relative informality of teaching provision for women in early modern England. Since most women were excluded from male centres of learning--the grammar schools, universities and Inns of Court--historians are deprived of institutional records, which so well elucidate the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Womens Education, Females, Literacy
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Spencer, Stephanie – History of Education, 2004
Brian Simon used the phrase 'site of struggle' to describe the class-based inequalities that were played out in the provisions for English compulsory education. In the nineteenth century, the growth of the state system for the working class alongside the predominantly middle-class independent sector simply confirmed existing class hierarchies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Oral History
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Cohen, Michele – History of Education, 2004
There was very little in common between Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. For More and Wollstonecraft, and for many of their contemporaries, what women?s education lacked most significantly was order, method and system. Recent scholarly work on the Enlightenment has identified changes in attitudes towards women?s education, epitomized in the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Educational History, Attitude Change
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Moore, Lindy – History of Education, 2003
Discusses the development of middle class, public secondary Scottish schools for girls over 14 years old in the latter 1800s. States these institutions opened the door for the Scottish women's movement, allowing women to pursue public positions. Clarifies that the movement was still in its early stages by the late 1800s. (KDR)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Dyhouse, Carol – History of Education, 2002
Explores reasons for the bitter controversy over coeducation in British universities. Focuses on male 'apostates' at the University of England (Bedford) women's college and female 'Uncle Tom's' at the University of Oxford. States politics and academic higher education relationships with each group were characterized by mistrust. (KDR)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Coeducation, Educational Environment, Educational History
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