Women and Education, 1800-1980 by Jane Martin
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Women and Education, 1800-1980
By Jane Martin

Women and Education, 1800-1980

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Women and Education, 1800-1980 by Jane Martin

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Women and Education, 1800-1980 examines and celebrates the lives, aims, and achievements of six British women educational activists within nineteenth- and twentieth-century history: Elizabeth Hamilton, Sarah Austin, Jane Chessar, Mary Dendy, Shena Simon and Margaret Cole. Employing a biographical approach, Jane Martin and Joyce Goodman adopt existing feminist and historical models to explore how these women resisted gender roles and combined their public lives with private commitments. As individuals, these women were very different personalities: as a group they show how organised women made a substantial contribution to public life and changed philosophy, policy and practice. Women and Education is situated within the tradition of feminist engagements with recovering and reclaiming 'forgotten' female figures in history. By bringing the lives and actions of these female reformers to the forefront, Martin and Goodman not only offer fresh perspectives on the relation between theory and practice in education, but also give a critical new insight into the accomplishments of women in the past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333947210
ISBN-10: 0333947215
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 142mm x 16mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jane Martin

JANE MARTIN is Senior Lecturer in History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Her publications include Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England, the winner of the History of Education Society Prize 2002. JOYCE GOODMAN is Professor of History of Education at King Alfred's College of Higher Education, where she co-ordinates research in the School of Education. Her publications include Women, Educational Policy-Making and Administration in England: Authoritative Women since 1800 (edited with Sylvia Harrop).

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