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History06 - Colleges Antioch and Oberlin (Ohio) Vassar...

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Diversity and Equity: Schooling Girls and Women
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Gender & Education in Colonial America First 150 years mostly barred from public schools unnecessary to educate girls in agrarian/frontier society females “unsuited” for intellectual activities Some private schools focus on “polite accomplishments” The Revolution and the “cult of domesticity”
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Competing Ideological Perspectives More effective” female roles Conservative position women’s place is in the home; no education necessary Liberal position women’s place is in the home; education helpful Gender Equality Radical Position equal rights and educational opportunities
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Higher Education for Women Academies focus on “ladylike” subjects charged tuition Troy Female Academy most famous Normal schools focus on teacher training High Schools free public education retained focus on domestic concerns
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Unformatted text preview: Colleges Antioch and Oberlin (Ohio) Vassar College as exemplar Women and Vocational Education Domestic science training 1910 NEA report ethnic and class bias inherent in curriculum Commercial education Responded to changes in labor market and need for cheap source of clerical labor Class biased as well as sex-segregated Summary Intellectual subordination of women supported by a religious interpretation of humanity American revolution fostered increased educational opportunities, with continued emphasis on preparation for marriage and motherhood Transformed in Progressive Era to domestic sciences Teaching as appropriate vocation for women Conservative, liberal, and radical positions still evident today in discussions of social and educational policy...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course EDU 120 taught by Professor Timar during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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History06 - Colleges Antioch and Oberlin (Ohio) Vassar...

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