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Unformatted text preview: 11/8/2009 1 Paper grades uploaded by Monday evening Reminder: Quiz 4 Take by Saturday at 5pm Motherhood and Reproduction lecture notes posted on Blackboard Psychology of Women Overview Why it matters A brief history of womens education in America Current information on women in education Defining achievement Obstacles to educational success Environmental Intrapersonal The American educational system is the cornerstone of many of our values in society. It is a place in which our beliefs about the world, about people, and about our abilities and opportunities in life are developed and shaped. Educational level and content is a major influence on job choices, identity, income and quality of life. 11/8/2009 2 1640 laws requiring that women be taught to read. Laws were difficult to enforce. 1826: first public high school for women Men and women were usually segregated in schools . Trained women to be successful wives and mothers. Curriculum: religious, moral, literary domestic, musical, artistic. Horace Mann, Catherine Beecher lobbied for women to be given greater opportunities to become teachers....
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