Victorian Education and the Ideal of Womanhood

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Routledge, Nov 18, 2016 - Education - 190 pages

This study, first published in 1980, argues that higher education for women was accepted by the end of the nineteenth-century, and higher education was becoming a desirable preparation for teachers in girls’ schools. By accepting the opponents’ claim that higher education for women had the potential to revolutionise relations between the sexes, this fascinating book demonstrates how the relevance of the nineteenth-century serves to enhance our understanding of the contemporary women’s movement. This title will be of interest to students of history and education.


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A well-done, if somewhat dry, scholarly exploration of education and women during the 19ths. Worth reading if you are studying this, but not a good "just-for-fun" historical read. Read full review


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