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Women in Education
23 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017
The Boston Latin School was the first public school in the USA
Catherine Brewer is the first women to earn a bachelor's degree.
1800's Girls were allowed to attend town schools but at different times than boys.
1700's Dame schools were taught by women in their homes to mainly ready boys for town school. Girls attended but were a minority.
1800's Saw growth of co-education and public high schools as well as female seminary which prepared women to teach at the growing number of Catholic Schools.
1800's Women were heavily involved in commerce and the family businesses. Helped push the cause for equal rights.
1700's Women establish themselves as teachers.
Some public Universities allowed women attend but in a limited fashion.
Late 1800's saw the rise of women colleges, like Smith, Mount Holyoke and Vassar.
Despite the emergence of women colleges, females are still pushed down the vocational path.
Girls are required to take domestic sciences
Women are still being channeled into three major career choices
Title IX Made it illegal to discriminate based on sex.
Women's Educational Equity Act Paved the way for women in STEM and athletics.
Funding for WEEA is drastically cut.
First class graduates from training school for nurses at New England Hospital for Women and Children
Helen Magill 1st women to earn a PH.D
The Enlighten period prompts many debates about relationship of the sexes.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau says that sexes shoud be taught differently based on out natural inclinations, and that a women's place is at the head of the house hold.
Mary Wollstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women. Eloquently argues that women deserve and even need a decent education. Advocate for co-education.
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