Practical Visionaries: Women, Education and Social Progress, 1790-1930 / Edition 1

Practical Visionaries: Women, Education and Social Progress, 1790-1930 / Edition 1

by Pam Hirsch, Mary Hilton, Pamela Hirsch
     
 

An examination of women educationists in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, it reveals how women leaders were determined to transform education in the quest for a better society. Previous scholarship has either neglected the contributions of these women or has misplaced them. Consequently

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An examination of women educationists in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, it reveals how women leaders were determined to transform education in the quest for a better society. Previous scholarship has either neglected the contributions of these women or has misplaced them. Consequently intellectual histories of education have come to seem almost exclusively masculine. This collection shows the important role which figures such as Mary Carpenter, Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Elizabeth Edwards and Maria Montessori played in the struggle to provide greater educational opportunities for women. The contributors are: Anne Bloomfield, Kevin J. Brehony, Norma Clarke, Peter Cunningham, Mary Jane Drummond, Elizabeth Edwards, Mary Hilton, Pam Hirsch, Jane Miller, Hilary Minns, Wendy Robinson, Gillian Sutherland and Ruth Watts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582404311
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/19/2000
Series:
Women And Men In History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Illustrations
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Emergence of Progressive Women Educators19
1'Child of Reason': Anna Barbauld and the Origins of Progressive Pedagogy21
2Mary Carpenter: Educator of the Children of the 'Perishing and Dangerous Classes'39
3Catherine McAuley and the Education of Irish Roman Catholic Children in the Mid-Nineteenth Century52
Pt. 2The Struggle for Better Education for Middle-Class Women67
4Anna Jameson: 'The Idol of Thousands of Young Ladies'69
5Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: Feminist Leader and Founder of the First University College for Women84
6Anne Jemima Clough and Blanche Athena Clough: Creating Educational Institutions for Women101
7Clara Collet's Dissenting Inheritance and the Education of Women115
Pt. 3Work and Professional Life for Lower Middle-Class Women129
8Sarah Jane Bannister and Teacher Training in Transition 1870-1918131
9Mary Miller Allan: The Complexity of Gender Negotiations for a Woman Principal of a Teacher Training College149
Pt. 4The Poor Child - Women and the Progressive Challenge to the Elementary System165
10'Mrs. Roadknight Reports ...': Jane Roadknight's Visionary Role in Transforming Elementary Education167
11English Revisionist Froebelians and the Schooling of the Urban Poor183
Pt. 5Women Theorists in the Early Twentieth Century201
12The Montessori Phenomenon: Gender and Internationalism in Early Twentieth-Century Innovation203
13Susan Isaacs: Pioneering Work in Understanding Children's Lives221
Select Bibliography235
Index241

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