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Key Women in Education - International Women's Day

Published 8th March 2019 by Frog Education

 

Recognising the early female pioneers of education for International Women's Day.


 

Charlotte Mason
1842 -1923

Pioneer of Home Education 

Who was she? 

A British citizen - Born in Wales

What did she believe in?

A liberal education for all

Key Achievements

Co-founded the Parents Educational Union (PEU).

Established the House of Education in Ambleside

Published author explaining her theories of education


Margaret Bancroft
1854 -1912

Pioneer of Special Education

Who was she? 

Born into a Quaker family in Philadelphia, started out as a 5th grade teacher

What did she believe in?

That disabled children needed special schools, adapted material and well-trained teachers.

Key Achievements

Founded the Haddonfield Bancroft Training School  for the multiply disabled


Maria Montessori
1870 - 1952
Pioneer of Individualised Education

Who was she? 

Italian physician and educator - originally hoped to become an engineer

What did she believe in?

An alternative education for children

Key Achievements

Educational methods still in use in public and private schools worldwide


 

Marie Clay
1926 - 2007
Pioneer of Balanced Literacy Model and Reading Recovery

Who was she? 

A distinguished researcher from New Zealand

What did she believe in?

Early intervention for children struggling to learn to read and write

Key Achievements

Developed the Reading Recovery intervention programme in New Zealand and expanded worldwide.

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