Girls and Literacy in America: Historical Perspectives to the Present

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Počet stran: 379

Girls and Literacy in America offers a tour of opportunities, obstacles, and achievements in girls' education from the limited possibilities of colonial days to the wide-open potential of the Internet generation.

Six essays, written by historians and focused on particular historical periods, examine the extensive range of girls' literacies in both educational and extracurricular settings. Girls from various ethnic and racial backgrounds, social classes, religions, and geographic areas of the nation are included. A host of primary documents, including such items as an 18th century hornbook to excerpts from girls' "conversations" in Internet chat rooms allow readers an opportunity to evaluate for themselves some of the materials mentioned in the volume's opening essays. And finally, an extensive bibliography will be invaluable to students expected to conduct more extensive primary research.

 

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Part 2 Primary Documents
147
Bibliography
341
About the Contributors
369

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Strana xv - While an intrinsic ardor prompts to write, The muses promise to assist my pen; 'Twas not long since I left my native shore The land of errors, and Egyptian gloom: Father of mercy, 'twas thy gracious hand Brought me in safety from those dark abodes.

O autorovi (2003)

Jane Greer is assistant professor of English and associate director of women's and gender studies at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

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