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ERIC Number: EJ1011887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
Commentary: Looking Back and Moving Forward
New, Rebecca
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v34 n1 p113-118 2013
Elizabeth Peabody, a radical feminist, used early 19th-century ideas of the "woman's sphere" to suggest that a career in early childhood education was "the ideal solution to the problem of what educated American women should do with their lives," and she credited Froebel's "genius" in identifying a way in which women could "assume a useful... role in society" (Beatty, 1995, p. 61.) This field has come a long way. While some of the field's old ideas and traditions may no longer be in the children's or the field's best interests, others ought not be so easily dismissed. This commentary is the authors' ongoing reflections on how early childhood educators might better conduct their business.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A