Nineteenth Century British Women's Education brings together key documents in the Victorian feminist campaign to establish and improve girlsâ€™ and womenâ€™s education. 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 collection gives researchers access to nineteenth-century debates on improving girlsâ€™ and womenâ€™s education and womenâ€™s work as educators.
The collection is divided overall into two sections, both of which incorporate materials that argue for the improvement of girlsâ€™ and womenâ€™s education as well as arguments made against education for girls and women. In examining the campaign to establish higher education for women, the first volumes include the writings of such primary figures as Emily Davies, Lydia Becker, Barbara Bodichon, Jessie Boucherett, Josephine Butler, Frances Power Cobbe, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Maria Grey and Emily Shirreff in addition to illustrating the significance of institutions such as Girton and Newnham Colleges. Later volumes document women's work as educators, and include writings by Mary Carpenter, Dorothea Beale, Frances Mary Buss, and the Shirreff sisters Maria and Emily, gifted educators of girls at the elementary and secondary levels, and women whose educational practice embodied the arguments they made on behalf of girlsâ€™ education. These volumes also chart the importance of the Governessesâ€™ Benevolent Institution, the Schools Inquiry Commission and the Journal of Womenâ€™s Education Union in charting the increasing organization and professionalization of women teachers.
Edited and with new introductions by Susan Hamilton and Janice Schroeder, Nineteenth Century British Women's Education is destined to be an invaluable reference resource to all future scholars of feminism and the history of education.
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VOLUME VI - Women as Educators: Arguments and Experiences -- PART 1 Teaching as a Profession for Women -- 110. â€˜Hints on the Modern Governess Systemâ€™, Fraserâ€™s Magazine, 30, (1844), pp. 571-83. -- 111. â€˜On the Social Position of Governessesâ€™, Fraserâ€™s Magazine, 37, (1848), pp. 411-14. /SARAH LEWIS -- 112. â€˜Going a Governessingâ€™, English Womanâ€™s Journal, 1, (1858), pp. 396-404. -- 113. â€˜The Profession of the Teacher: The Annual Reports of the Governessesâ€™ Benevolent Institution, from 1843 to 1856â€™, English Womanâ€™s Journal, 1, (1858), pp. 1-13. /BESSIE RAYNER PARKES -- 114. Remarks on the Education of Girls, 3rd edn, (London: Chapman, 1856), pp. 5-24. /BESSIE RAYNER PARKES -- 115. â€˜Women as Educatorsâ€™, English Journal of Education, 11, (1857), pp. 258-62. -- 116. â€˜Project for Young Ladies as Schoolmistressesâ€™, English Journal of Education, 12, (1858), pp. 148-52. /ANGELA BURDETT COUTTS -- 117. â€˜The London Association of Schoolmistressesâ€™, Englishwomanâ€™s Review, 2, (1868), pp. 9-12. -- 118. â€˜Education Considered as a Profession for Womenâ€™, Womanâ€™s Work and Womanâ€™s Culture, Josephine Butler (Ed.), (London: Macmillan, 1869), pp. 49-77. /GEORGE BUTLER -- 119. â€˜Work for Ladies in Elementary Schoolsâ€™, (London: Longmans, 1872), pp. 1-26. /LOUISA M. HUBBARD -- 120. â€˜Elementary Teaching, A Profession for Ladiesâ€™, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, (1873), pp. 370-78. /LOUISA M. HUBBARD -- PART 2 Childrenâ€™s Education -- 121. â€˜On Girlsâ€™ Industrial Trainingâ€™, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, (1859), pp. 366-76. /J.P. NORRIS -- 122. â€˜On the Training and Supervision of Workhouse Girlsâ€™, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, (1859), pp. 696-702. /LOUISA TWINING -- 123. â€˜Home and school educationâ€™, Contemporary Review, 3, (1866), pp. 220-36. /W.E. JELF -- 124. â€˜Middle Class Schools for Girlsâ€™, Englishwomanâ€™s Review, 1, (1867), pp. 285-88. -- 125. â€˜Technical Education of Girlsâ€™, Englishwomanâ€™s Review, 2, (1868), pp. 1-9. -- 126. â€˜A Few Thoughts Upon the Education of Girlsâ€™, Victoria Magazine, 14, (1869), pp. 1-11. -- 127. The English Girlâ€™s Educationâ€™, Contemporary Review, 14,(1870), pp. 29-41. /MENELLA B. SMEDLEY -- 128. â€˜Workhouse schools for girlsâ€™, Macmillanâ€™s Magazine, 31, (1874), pp. 27-36. /MENELLA B. SMEDLEY -- 129. â€˜A Womanâ€™s View of Compulsory Educationâ€™, Victoria Magazine, 16, (1871), pp. 271-75. /J.C. AYRTON -- 130. â€˜The Establishment of Girlsâ€™ Public Middle Class Schoolsâ€™, Englishwomanâ€™s Review, 5, (1872), pp. 5-17. /MARY GURNEY -- 131. A Few Words to the Mothers of Little Children, (London: Hatchards, Piccadilly, 1880), pp. 5-29. /LOUISA M. HUBBARD -- 132. â€˜The Other Side of the Questionâ€™, Macmillanâ€™s Magazine, 43, (1881), pp. 461-64. /FRANCES MARTIN -- 133. â€˜The Education of Childrenâ€™, Macmillanâ€™s Magazine, 61, (1890), pp. 186-92. /MRS. CHRISTOPHER G. B. CORBETT -- 134. â€˜On the Education of Girlsâ€™, Macmillanâ€™s Magazine, 68, (1893), pp. 33-37. /EMILY C. COOK -- 135. â€˜A Village Schoolâ€™, Macmillanâ€™s Magazine, 71, (1895), pp. 455-61. /MRS. EDWARD CARTWRIGHT -- 136. â€˜Resident Schools and Boarding Housesâ€™, Public Schools for Girls: A Series of Papers on Their History, Aims, and Schemes of Study, Sara A. Burstall and M.A. Douglas (Eds), (London: Longmans, 1911), pp. 226-44. /MARGARET ROBERTSON -- PART 3 Mary Carpenter -- 137. â€˜The Girlsâ€™, Juvenile Delinquents: Their Condition and Treatment, (Montclair, N.J.: Patterson Smith, 1970 (1853)), pp. 81-117. /MARY CARPENTER -- 138. â€˜An Address Read at the Conference on Ragged Schoolsâ€™, (Birmingham: Benjamin Hall, 1861), pp. 3-10. /MARY CARPENTER -- 139. â€˜On the Education of Pauper Girlsâ€™, English Womanâ€™s Journal, 9, (1862), pp. 321-8. /MARY CARPENTER -- 140. â€˜On Female Education in Indiaâ€™, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, (1867), pp. 405-18. /MARY CARPENTER -- 141. â€˜Female Educationâ€™, National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, (1869), pp. 351-64. /MARY CARPENTER, DOROTHEA BEALE AND WHATELY COOKE TAYLOR -- PART 4 Sara Burstall -- 142. â€˜The Aim of Girlsâ€™ Educationâ€™, English High Schools for Girls, (London: Longmans, 1907), pp. 1-15. /SARA BURSTALL -- 143. â€˜Rise and Development of Public Secondary Schools for Girls, 1850-1910â€™, Public Schools for Girls: A Series of Papers on Their History, Aims, and Schemes of Study, Sara A. Burstall and M.A. Douglas (Eds), (London: Longmans, 1911), pp. 1-21. /SARA BURSTALL.
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