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Jordan, Ellen – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses changes in the education of middle class British girls during the nineteenth century. Reports that, although girls' education resembled boys' and promoted self-actualization and vocational preparation, an accepted aim was to produce good wives and mothers. Observes that challenges to women's presumed roles were not widespread until later…
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Jensen, Joan M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the ideology of the "teaching daughters," which argues the benefits of employing women as teachers, was taking form. The development of this ideology and its practice in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware from 1790 to 1850 are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women
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Gilman, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Vast changes took place in urban benevolence toward poor females in the first half of the nineteenth century. Agencies started by upper-class women as private organizations to support needy women became agencies run by salaried, professional, male charity workers whose job it was to train and discipline poor females. (RM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
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Palmieri, Patricia A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
Women faculty at Wellesley College in the Progressive Era were not only the best female academics of their generation, they also created a rich social life and sense of community among themselves. At the same time they maintained a commitment to social activism. Their accomplishments and limitations are discussed. (IS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Presidents, Educational Change, Educational History
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Roden, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
In 1949, 17 Japanese women educators attended a training course to discuss the issues of coeducation and counseling in a society undergoing broad social reforms. They talked freely about their deepest feelings and personal struggles over two decades of economic depression, war, and military occupation. (RM)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational Counseling, Females
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 1997
Considers women and their evidence in relation to the agenda of the Bryce Commission, arguing that the agenda reflected concerns with boys' education and that it marginalized girls' education and women's evidence. Focuses on the networks between men and women on the Commission and power relations manifested in giving and taking evidence. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Evidence (Legal), Females
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Seller, Maxine Schwartz – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses the necessity of setting boundaries for a research topic while bridging gaps with information from other disciplines and history of education in other nations. Illustrates the point with the history of women's education in the United States. Includes discussion of the influence of British boys' schools, French boarding schools, and the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Zschoche, Sue – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Assesses the impact that Edward Hammond Clarke's position on women's right to participate in higher education had on the moderate wing of the women's movement. Reflects on the debate provoked by his views that women and men should be educated differently. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Females
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Stevenson, Julie – History of Education, 1997
Aims of this study include establishing the level of female participation at the Polytechnic at Regent Street, indicating the subjects they studied, and detailing evidence related to the social status of female students. Discusses the extent of gender bias in the curriculum and investigates female choices about educational paths. (DSK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Passet, Joanne – History of Education Quarterly, 1991
Discusses methods developed to facilitate women's entry into the library profession. Uses historical excerpts to document library school directors' efforts to place female graduates between 1887 and 1912. Includes tables identifying directors and backgrounds of women directors of the period. Describes the difficulty of establishing the profession…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Educational History, Females
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Gallant, Mary P. – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Examines the social and intellectual development of Anne Jemima Clough, an early participant in the women's education movement in England. Explores Clough's decision to work for change within the established gender system, rather than outside of it. Suggests that Clough deserves greater historical recognition than she has received. (DSK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Females, Foreign Countries
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Dyhouse, Carol – History of Education: The Journal of the History of Education Society, 1997
Explores the "failure" of women to expand their share of university education in the United Kingdom after World War II. Inquires about women's opportunities for financing their education and the extent to which such an investment would have been worthwhile in terms of potential employment advantages it might confer. (DSK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Employment Opportunities, Females, Foreign Countries