ERIC Number: EJ1297602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Women's Education and Literacy in England, 1066-1540
Hall, Megan J.
History of Education Quarterly, v61 n2 p181-212 May 2021
This essay provides a holistic review of what girls and young women learned, and the settings in which they learned, in the Middle Ages in England between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the Dissolution of the Monasteries (late 1530s). Education of girls was carried out in households, elementary schools, and nunneries, as well as through employment and apprenticeship. Girls were taught a wide range of subjects, depending on their socioeconomic status, including practical skills, reading comprehension, and social accomplishments. This essay also provides a review to date of the scholarship on the topic.
Descriptors: Womens Education, Literacy, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Medieval History, Skill Development, Reading Comprehension, Socioeconomic Status, Apprenticeships
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)