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Intellectual Education and its Influence on the Character and Happiness of Women


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  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084697

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  • The Shirreff sisters, Emily (1814–97) and Maria (later Grey; 1816–1906) were pioneers in the field of education for girls in the wider context of women's rights. They jointly wrote the influential Thoughts on Self-Culture, Addressed to Women (1850), and Emily was briefly the principal of the college at Hitchin which became Girton College, Cambridge. The sisters founded the Girls' Public Day School Company in 1872; by 1905 it had opened 37 girls' schools across Britain. This 1862 second edition of Emily's book on intellectual education contains no alterations from the original of 1858. It considers the theory and purpose of education, and the particular issues of its application to girls, before suggesting appropriate curricula (including advice on the care of health and morals) for each age group from seven to eighteen, with a final chapter on life after the classroom and 'some peculiarities of woman's social position'.

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    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084697
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.376kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    1. General views
    2. Application of general principles to female education
    3. Moral training and influence of health upon character
    4. Early teaching
    5. Studies and general management from twelve years of age to fourteen
    6. Studies and general management from fourteen years of age to sixteen
    7. Studies and general management from sixteen years of age to eighteen
    8. Some peculiarities of a woman's social position.

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    Emily Shirreff

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