lib - Sarah Lewis Mr. Porcaro LIB 101 02-27-07 Unit 1 Paper...

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Sarah Lewis Mr. Porcaro LIB 101 02-27-07 Unit 1 Paper As Catherine Beecher wrote in Treatise on Domestic Economy, “The proper education of a man decides the welfare of an individual; but educate a woman and the interests of a whole family is secured.” Until recently, women have been excluded from the educational system. Education is important to all people, and will benefit any type of person. Women’s roles in education have changed vastly since the 19 th century, and are visibly different today. It was very difficult to obtain an education as a woman at this time, while it is relatively easy to do so now. Not until the 19 th century, women started to desire knowledge to better themselves as individuals. In the 19 th century, school was almost nonexistent for women, and the right to become educated has been long sought after by them. Education has often been viewed as a stumbling block in keeping women from attaining equal status in society. Throughout history women have made huge strides, as well as retreats, towards receiving an equal
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HUM Intro to L taught by Professor Porcaro during the Spring '07 term at Mass Colleges.

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