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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2017
In this article, questions of public education in both environmental issues and science, more broadly, are examined in an effort to respond to Richard Aldrich's call for historians of education to use their skills and understanding both to inform the present and to shape a more enlightened future. In particular, the lives and work of three women…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Public Education, Science Education
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2008
The eighteenth century was characterised by a ferment of ideas and activities which have usually been portrayed as masculine. It is now increasingly perceived that such developments travelled further through society than hitherto generally recognised. Even women participated in "enlightened living", despite gendered limitations on…
Descriptors: Females, History, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination
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Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2000
Discusses the debate on gender and imperialism in India by examining the case of Mary Carpenter, a nineteenth century English educationist and social reformer, in order to provide more information on the debate. Addresses where Carpenter stood in the discourse on imperialism. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues