The Education of Women

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University of Chicago Press, 1910 - Women - 255 pages
The dean of women at the University of Chicago criticizes prevailing theories on women's education which argue that women should be trained to carry out their domestic duties.
 

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Page 1 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 200 - the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Page 75 - ... to impress on the minds of children and youth committed to their care and instruction the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Page 204 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order; ready, like a steam engine, to be turned to any kind of work...
Page 159 - Boston school committee adopted rules and regulations providing for a supervising nurse and for assistant nurses " to assist the medical inspectors assigned to the public schools, to see that the directions given by the inspectors are carried out, and to give such instruction to the pupils as will promote their physical welfare.
Page 75 - ... and to train them up to a true comprehension of the rights, duties and dignity of American citizenship.
Page 75 - ... their country, humanity and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues which are the ornament of human society and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded ; and...
Page 104 - It having pleased God that I should have no descendants to inherit my property, it has long been my desire, after suitably providing for those of my kindred who have claims on me, to make such a disposition of my means as should best honor God and benefit my fellow-men. At different periods I have regarded various plans with favor ; but these have all been dismissed one after another, until the SUBJECT OF ERECTING AND ENDOWING A COLLEGE FOE THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG WOMEN Was presented for my consideration.
Page 75 - ... it shall be the duty of such instructors to endeavor to lead their pupils, as their ages and capacities will admit, into a clear understanding of the tendency of the above-mentioned virtues to preserve and perfect a republican constitution, and secure the blessings of liberty, as well as to promote their future happiness, and also to point out to them the evil tendency of the opposite vices.
Page 69 - Rhetoric. Exercises in English Composition. History. Latin, begun. Exercises in Drawing and in Vocal Music. Middle. Class. Natural Philosophy, continued. English Literature. Algebra. Moral Philosophy. Latin, continued. French, begun, (instruction given by a native French teacher.) Rhetoric, with exercises in Composition, continued. Physiology, with Lectures. General History. Exercises in Drawing and in Vocal Music. Reading standard English works, with exercises in Criticism. Senior Class. Latin and...