Pedagogies of Resistance: Women Educator Activists, 1880-1960

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Teachers College Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 132 pages
In this book, you will meet women who resisted the conventional wisdom of their day -- including gender roles -- to make education and society more equitable and humane:
-- Jane Addams, founder of Hull House, and Ida B. Wells, the anti-lynching advocate, who worked together in Chicago to enact their own vision of democratic education
-- Two New Jersey women: Elizabeth Almira Allen, who proposed a plan for the first statewide teacher pension system in the country, and Marion Thompson Wright, who promoted school integration
-- Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds, both of whom advocated the child-centered approach of progressive education for all children in California.
 

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Contents

Jane Addams
19
Elizabeth Almira
47
The Struggle for Democratic Public Schools
83
Conclusion
115
ABOUT THE AUTHORS 132
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About the author (1999)

Margaret Smith Crocco is Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

PETRA MUNRO is Assistant Professor of Education at Louisiana State University.

KATHLEEN WEILER is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Tufts University.

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