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Rethinking education

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2021
Abstract:
Examining the education practices in early America provides a glimpse into the structure of colonial society as a whole. More specifically, the education system sheds light on how traditionally marginalized groups gained improved opportunities within society. This thesis examines the education of three key groups of people: women, Africans, and Native Americans. More specifically, this thesis traces the increase in educational opportunities made available to each of these groups in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. With the Quakers at the forefront, traditionally marginalized people began to receive improved educational opportunities. Writings from a Quaker central to education reform, Anthony Benezet, are examined in order to show how the Quakers in eighteenth-century Philadelphia created a unique system of educational inclusivity. Benezet was an early abolitionist and educator who played a significant role in the education of women and minorities in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania. Benezet and the Quakers reimagined education by providing quality educations to less-fortunate groups of people. Their work served as an example of how women and minorities were capable of high-level academic achievement.
Title: Rethinking education: Anthony Benezet and the Quakers.
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Name(s): Garland, Megan Elizabeth, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
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Academic Theses.
Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2021
Date Issued: 2021
Other Date: 2021.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (iv, 115 leaves)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: Examining the education practices in early America provides a glimpse into the structure of colonial society as a whole. More specifically, the education system sheds light on how traditionally marginalized groups gained improved opportunities within society. This thesis examines the education of three key groups of people: women, Africans, and Native Americans. More specifically, this thesis traces the increase in educational opportunities made available to each of these groups in eighteenth-century Philadelphia. With the Quakers at the forefront, traditionally marginalized people began to receive improved educational opportunities. Writings from a Quaker central to education reform, Anthony Benezet, are examined in order to show how the Quakers in eighteenth-century Philadelphia created a unique system of educational inclusivity. Benezet was an early abolitionist and educator who played a significant role in the education of women and minorities in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania. Benezet and the Quakers reimagined education by providing quality educations to less-fortunate groups of people. Their work served as an example of how women and minorities were capable of high-level academic achievement.
Identifier: 1293868060 (oclc), WFE0000756 (IID)
Note(s): by Megan Elizabeth Garland.
Department of History, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Thesis (M.A.) University of West Florida 2021
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
University of West Florida.
Florida Panhandle
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2021 G375
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000756
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF
Other Format: Rethinking education. (Print version:)
(OCoLC)1293868348

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