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Schools for Girls and Colleges for Women: A Handbook of Female Education Chiefly Designed for the Use of Persons of the Upper Middle Class Charles Eyre Pascoe

Schools for Girls and Colleges for Women: A Handbook of Female Education Chiefly Designed for the Use of Persons of the Upper Middle Class

Charles Eyre Pascoe

Published October 31st 2013
ISBN : 9781108066358
Paperback
294 pages
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The author of handbooks that reflected the Victorian emphasis on bettering ones prospects, Charles Eyre Pascoe (1842 1912) addressed the topic of female education in this work of 1879, at a time when the Cambridge colleges of Girton and Newnham wereMoreThe author of handbooks that reflected the Victorian emphasis on bettering ones prospects, Charles Eyre Pascoe (1842 1912) addressed the topic of female education in this work of 1879, at a time when the Cambridge colleges of Girton and Newnham were in their infancy. Chiefly designed for the use of persons of the upper middle class, the guide aims to assist parents in making informed choices about their daughters education. The coverage extends from kindergarten through to university, before focusing on career options for women in the late nineteenth century, in fields such as teaching, the arts and medicine. Throughout, Pascoes recommendations are based on consideration of the breadth of the curriculum, the qualifications of the teaching staff and the results achieved in examinations. For higher education, details of entrance examinations are provided, together with information on the subjects and lectures that were open to women at that time.