Nineteenth-Century British Women's Education, 18401900

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This new six-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse brings together key documents from the Victorian feminist campaign to establish and improve girls? and women?s education. The set is divided into two sections, both of which incorporate materials that argue for the improvement of girls? and women?s education as well as arguments made against education for girls and women. The first section focuses on the debate surrounding the quality of women?s education and the question of access to higher education for women. This section also brings together documents from the feminist campaign with writing from the established press on the question of women?s higher education, and writings from the Social Sciences Association where many education reformers aired their views. The second section concentrates on the strengths and successes of Victorian women as educators, and highlights some of the most influential women in the field of education during this era. Drawing widely on articles from thefeminist and established press, government papers, newspapers, professional and association journals, as well as memoirs, addresses, pamphlets, and reviews, this essential collection gives researchers excellent and comprehensive access to nineteenth-century debates on improving girls? and women?s education, and women?s work as educators.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Emily Davies and the Higher Education of Women 1. Emily Davies, On Secondary Instruction, As Relating to Girls', National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1864): 394-404 2. '' The Higher Education of Women (1866). 193pp. 3. '' Some Account of a Proposed New College for Women', National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1868): 400-3 4. '' The Training of the Imagination', Contemporary Review , September 1869: 25-37 5. '' Thoughts on Some Questions Relating to Women. 228pp. Volume II: Girls' and Women's Education: Arguments and Experiences 6. Harriet Martineau, On Female Education', Monthly Repository (1823): 77-81 7. '' What Women are Educated For', Reasons for Female Education (London: 1861), pp. 97-106 8. Marion Reid (Mrs Hugo), Education', A Plea for Women (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1843), pp. 174-206 9. Female Education in the Middle Classes', English Woman's Journal 1 (1858): 217-27 10. Physical Training', English Woman's Journal 1 (1858): 145-57 11. W. B. Hodgson, The General Education of Woman', English Woman's Journal 5 (1860): 73-84. 12. A. R. L., Tuition or Trade?', English Woman's Journal 5 (1860): 173-83 13. J. G. Fitch, The Education of Women', Victoria Magazine 2 (1864): 432-53 14. Harry Chester, The Education of Women in London', Victoria Magazine 3 (1864): 481-5 15. J. P. Norris, On the Proposed Examination of Girls of the Professional and Middle Classes', National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1864): 404-12 16. James Davies, Female Education', Edinburgh Review , April 1866:499-515 17. Thomas Markby, The Education of Women', Contemporary Review, March 1866: 396-414 18. Millicent Garrett Fawcett, The Medical and General Education of Women', Fortnightly Review 10 (1868): 554-71 19. '' The Education of Women in the Middle and Upper Classes', Macmillan's Magazine 17 (1868): 511-17 20. Whately Cooke Taylor, On Indirect Sources of Advanced Female Education', National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1868): 403-9 21. Thomas Markby, On The Education of Women', Contemporary Review , February 1868: 242-61 22. J. B. Mayor, The Cry of the Women', Contemporary Review , June 1869: 196-215 23. V., The Powers of Women, and How to Use Them', Contemporary Review, July 1870: 521-39 24. Richard Frederick Littledale, The Religious Education of Women', Contemporary Review , June 1872: 1-26 25. Elizabeth Eastlake, The Englishwoman at School', Quarterly Review , July 1878: 254-7 26. Lady Stanley of Alderley, Personal Recollections of Women's Education', Nineteenth Century 6, August 1879: 308-21 27. B. G. Johns, The Education of Women', Edinburgh Review, July 1887: 89-114 28. Helen McKerlie, The Lower Education of Women', Contemporary Review 60 (1887): 112-19 Volume III: Education of Working Women and of Middle-Class Girls Part 1: Working Women's Education. 29. Fanny Hertz, Mechanics' Institutes for Working Women, With Special Reference to the Manufacturing Districts of Yorkshire', National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (1859): 347-54 30. Working Women's College', Victoria Magazine 8 (1866): 97-106 31. Education Amongst the Working Women of Huddersfield and Bradford', Englishwoman's Review 2 (1869): 181-8 32. Frances Martin, A College for Working Women', Macmillan's Magazine 40 (1879): 483-8 Part 2: Education of Girls, Particularly Middle-Class Girls 33. An Inquiry into the S

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