Women and Education, 1800-1980 examines and celebrates the lives, aims, and achievements of six British women educational activists within nineteenth- and twentieth-century history: Elizabeth Hamilton, Sarah Austin, Jane...Show More
Women and Education, 1800-1980 examines and celebrates the lives, aims, and achievements of six British women educational activists within nineteenth- and twentieth-century history: Elizabeth Hamilton, Sarah Austin, Jane Chessar, Mary Dendy, Shena Simon and Margaret Cole.
Employing a biographical approach, Jane Martin and Joyce Goodman adopt existing feminist and historical models to explore how these women resisted gender roles and combined their public lives with private commitments. As individuals, these women were very different personalities: as a group they show how organised women made a substantial contribution to public life and changed philosophy, policy and practice.
Women and Education is situated within the tradition of feminist engagements with recovering and reclaiming 'forgotten' female figures in history. By bringing the lives and actions of these female reformers to the forefront, Martin and Goodman not only offer fresh perspectives on the relation between theory and practice in education, but also give a critical new insight into the accomplishments of women in the past.
Uses new research to recognise and celebrate the roles of six important British women activists who made a substantial contribution to the development of women's education
Employs innovative methodology and offers new perspectives on the relation between theory and practice in education
Highly topical offers feminist engagements with the issues of biography and women and politics, and continues the current trend of reclaiming 'forgotten' female figures
Introduction: Changing Lives: Women, Educational Reform and Personal Identities, 1800-1980
Individual Lives and Social Histories
Elizabeth Hamilton (1785-1816) and the 'Plan of Pestalozzi'
Sarah Austin (1793-1867): 'Voices of Authority' and National Education
Jane Chessar (1835-80): from 'Surplus' Woman to Professional Educator
Mary Dendy (1855-1933) and Pedagogies of Care
Shena Simon (1883-1972) and the 'Religion of Humanity'
Margaret Cole (1893-1980): Following the Road of Educational and Social Progress
Conclusion: Individual Lives and Educational Histories
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