Nineteenth-century British Women's Education, 1840-1900: Higher education for women

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Susan Hamilton, Janice Schroeder
Routledge, 2007 - Women - 437 pages
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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 womens education. The set is divided into two sections, both of which incorporate materials that argue for the improvement of girls and womens education as well as arguments made against education for girls and women. The first section focuses on the debate surrounding the quality of womens 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 womens 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 the feminist 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 womens education, and womens work as educators".

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Plan of a Female College for the Help of the Rich and the Poor
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The Influence of University Degrees on the Education of Women
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The Education of Women and How it Would be Affected
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