Women's Philosophies of Education: Thinking Through Our Mothers
This work presents the educational philosophies of seven women from a variety of times, cultures, and classes whose ideas have influenced our thinking on education in the United States. Readers can access a broad range and depth of information from this book in order to form their own answers to essential questions about education. The book presents several philosophical themes in each chapter which include each female pioneer's beliefs about human nature and the purpose of life, the author's answers to questions such as how education “ought” to be, how women “ought” to be educated, and the role of women in society, as well as the type of curriculum and pedagogy that emerge from the woman's specific philosophical stance. Covers the contributions of two women who are contemporary U.S. philosophers; and five women from a variety of racial and ethnic groups.For educators or individuals interested in the role women play in education.
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