The higher education of women (1866)




The higher education of women (1866)



Availibility: Available
Creator: Emily Davies
Area of focus: History
Content Warning Types: Unknown
Format of resource: Paperback book
Published Year: 1866
ISBN:
0852850094 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

A classic victorian argument for the equal education of women.
Victorian idealisation of women as ‘ministering angels’ had the practical result of limiting their education to ‘accomplishments’, providing little to occupy their minds. The Higher Education of Women by Emily Davies, first published in 1866, makes a forthright and vigorous case for the extension of professional and university education to women. This would enrichwomen’s minds, train them to think clearly about whatever they were involved in, and qualify them for the many professions to which they would be able to make a positive contribution.