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The Movement for the Higher Education of Women in Ireland: Gender Equality or Denominational Rivalry?
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
Young Ladies' Institutions: The Development of Secondary Schools for Girls in Scotland, 1833--c. 1870.
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
'Apostates' and 'Uncle Tom's': Accusations of Betrayal in the History of Mixed Colleges in the 1960s.
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
A Window in the Prison-House: Women's Education and the Politics of Social Reform in Nineteenth Century Western India.
Kosambi, Meera – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on the history of women's education in western India during the nineteenth century addressing the issues of home education versus school education, gender construction and the school curriculum, and nationalism and women's education. Discusses a woman's position as a point of conflict between the patriarchal family structure and women's…
Descriptors: Educational History, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Breaking the Boundaries of Victorian Imperialism or Extending a Reformed 'Paternalism'? Mary Carpenter and India.
Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2000
Discusses the debate on gender and imperialism in India by examining the case of Mary Carpenter, a nineteenth century English educationist and social reformer, in order to provide more information on the debate. Addresses where Carpenter stood in the discourse on imperialism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
Un-Learned Lessons from the New World? English Views of American Coeducation and Women's Colleges, c. 1865-1910.
Albisetti, James C. – History of Education, 2000
Focuses on British notions of U.S. coeducation, generally, and U.S. women's colleges, specifically. Examines topics such as coeducation in the era of the School Inquiry Commission, coeducation in the era of the James Bryce Commission, and English views of U.S. women's colleges. (CMK)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Colleges, Educational Attitudes, Educational History
Undermining or Building up the Nation? Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1816), National Identities and an Authoritative Role for Women Educationists.
Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 1999
Explores early nineteenth-century themes and representations of women's educational activity and its relation to national identity as seen in the writings of Elizabeth Hamilton, a Scottish educationist. Explores the influences of national identity on Hamilton's writing. Focuses on three of Hamilton's educational texts. (CMK)
Descriptors: Authors, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
Ingalls, Wayne B. – History of Education, 1999
Explores the form and content of the education that aristocratic girls received in ancient Greece in the context of their preparation for performance in lyric choruses. Offers background information on the function and structure of choral activity in Greek society. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancient History, Educational History, Females
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