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Friedman, Alice T. – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
Educational theory and practice among the most privileged group in English society--the nobility and upper gentry--are examined. Fundamental differences distinguished the humanist program of study for girls from that for boys during the middle years of the sixteenth century. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education, 1989
Discusses the revisionist historical stance toward the position taken by female educationists in the eighteenth century. Describes the context in which these women worked and lived. Concludes that the influence of these females was ambiguous. Suggests that, although these women aimed to raise women's stature through education, they cannot be…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Horn, Pamela – History of Education, 1989
Reviews the occupation of English Victorian governess in terms of geographical variations, the bureaucratization of the position, background of candidates, and the inequalities suffered by persons engaging in this profession. Offers case histories of governesses in an effort to characterize those who engaged in this profession. (KO)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Gomersall, Meg – History of Education, 1988
Examines the extent to which the schooling experiences of working class girls and boys differed between 1800 and 1870. Focuses on the most apparent differences, such as access to schooling, curriculum, and standards of achievement. (GEA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Curriculum, Educational Development, Educational History