ERIC Number: EJ748417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
The French Lycees de jeunes filles in International Perspective, 1878-1910
Albisetti, James C.
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v40 n1-2 p143-156 Apr 2004
In preparing the law that established the French system of public secondary schools for girls, Camille See and his supporters conducted a major survey of female education in other countries. Yet they used the information gathered much more to demonstrate French backwardness than to provide guidelines for the new schools; with regard to the possibility of male directors and of teaching ancient languages to girls, foreign evidence was brushed aside. Alternative models of municipal or private schools, as well as of coeducational institutions, received little attention. After creation of the girls' lycees, many foreign observers commented on them but only Belgium adopted a similar law. Contrary to the usual picture of German influence on French institutions in this era, several Germans did advocate imitating aspects of the girls' lycees.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Secondary Schools, School Surveys, Public Education, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium