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“Should the Higher Education of Women Differ from that of Men”

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Title

“Should the Higher Education of Women Differ from that of Men”

Subject

Notable Individuals

Description

Shown here as found in Educational Review 1901; reprinted from an address delivered by M. Carey Thomas at the annual meeting of the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland in Philadelphia, November 30, 1900.

“This college education,” Thomas writes, “should be the same as men’s, not only because there is, I believe, but one best education, but because men and women are to live and work together as comrades and dear friends and married friends and lovers” (10). In this November 1900 speech to the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools of the Middle States and Maryland, Thomas argues that there should be parity in education. Her argument hinges on several key assertions. First, because the work undertaken by professionals is not differentiated by sex (e.g. bridge-building or medical training), it would be wrongheaded and costly to educate students differently at the professional and technical levels. Second, if men and women are to compete in the same fields, there should be no difference in their preliminary education.

 

Full text of Educational Review Volume 21 available at: <http://ia700402.us.archive.org/19/items/educationalrevie21newyuoft/educationalrevie21newyuoft.pdf>

Creator

Thomas, M. Carey

Source

Thomas, M. Carey. “Should the Higher Education of Women Differ from that of Men,” Educational Review (New York), January 1901.

Date

1900s

Date Available

20th century

Date Created

1901

Rights

All rights reserved by the source institution

Format

documents

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source Institution

Bryn Mawr College

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Citation

Thomas, M. Carey, ““Should the Higher Education of Women Differ from that of Men”,” The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed May 19, 2019, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/1492.