A Separate Sisterhood: Women who Shaped Southern Education in the Progressive Era

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"A Separate Sisterhood" examines the personal lives and professional accomplishments of a group of wise and persistent women whose collective work in the early twentieth century crucially influenced educational reform in the New South. Working at the intersection of race, gender, and class, these women fought for educational improvement in a region of exceptional poverty, rural isolation, and racial prejudice. Their work, explored collectively for the first time in this groundbreaking text, demonstrates the roots of early advances in southern literacy education, vocational education, community outreach education, adult education, equal educational opportunity, curricular integrity, public support, and teacher pay equity.

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The Authors: Katherine C. Reynolds is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina specializing in higher education history and policy. She received her Ph.D. in educational administration (higher education) at the University of Utah. Among her previous books are: Visions and Vanities: John Andrew Rice of Black Mountain College; Park City: A History; and she co-authored, with Carolyn Matalene, Carolina Voices: 200 Years of Student Experiences.
Susan L. Schramm is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina, specializing in curriculum history and theory. She received her Ph.D. in educational administration (curriculum) at Miami University of Ohio. Her previous book is Transforming the Curriculum: Thinking Outside the Box and her research also appears in International Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Communications and Minority Issues, and Art Education Journal.

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