Girls And Womens Education Back Then


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  • The education of women during the 1600-1800s was close to non existent until women decided to voice their opinion and fight for their right to an education. Like you’ve stated, women were to “Take care of the house, take care of the kids, and have food on the table.” However, some girls were able to continue their education if their family was willing to pay for their schooling. In the past, education past the basic fundamentals such as reading and writing were not cheap, hence many girls stayed home due to lack of money. I agree with the struggles you pointed out that women still have to be able to obtain an education. I believe if women band together to fight the inequality in their pay, we might be able to make a difference. In this contemporary society, there are many feminists as well as sexists. Women will probably never be completely equal with men but we need to try our hardest to get that done. No woman should feel the need to depend on a man, nor be expected to stay home and raise children. Overall, the education of women has improved drastically throughout the centuries and we should be grateful. In fact, intelligence is power and women should not be downgraded due to the fact that they are educated.
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  • Congratulations on your slideshow very interesting ! Great work... beautifully presented ! ! Thank you for sharing. I allowed myself to add it to 'WOMEN in the WORLD ' Slideshare group . Feel free to join us. Thank you in advance for your participation and sharing your 'favorites'. .. With friendship from France. Bernard
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Girls And Womens Education Back Then

  1. 1. Girl and Women’s Education in the 1600’s-1800’s By: Jessica
  2. 2. Women’s Jobs done back in the 1600’s-1800’s <ul><li>Take care of the house, clean and dust. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the chores if they have a farm. </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of the kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach them how to read and write. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise daughters to be like themselves, and raise sons to be fighters or soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the grocery shopping, keep shelves stocked with food. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Gender Disparity <ul><li>Women were thought to not have the need to be educated like the men and boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Women were thought to be weak and only have the strength to care for the house and kids . </li></ul><ul><li>Women began to get sick of this “gender disparity”as the years continued on. </li></ul><ul><li>In the late 1700’s or early 1800’s women began to protest about the unfairness of not getting an education. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cultural Differences <ul><li>In China women still are not given or granted the same oppurtunities as the men are. </li></ul><ul><li>In China also, baby girls that are born are ordered to be killed so only sons are had, and given education. </li></ul><ul><li>In India, women also are not offered the same oppurtunities as the men and boys are. In India, women are made to by law to cover their faces and parts of their body, as to not arouse “sexual desire” in the men. </li></ul><ul><li>Many places in our world, many states and countries women are still fighting to get themselves, and their daughters educated like men. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Side of the Argument <ul><li>Girls and women back then should have been educated like the boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls and women deserve an education as much as the boys did. </li></ul><ul><li>Women and girls don’t have to just stay home and have kids and care for them, without being educated too. </li></ul><ul><li>Every girl, black or white should be educated so they can be something one day when they grow up, like a teacher. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Then and Now <ul><li>Then, meaning back in the 1600’s-1800’s women and girls were hardly or never offered an education. Only the men and boys were granted an education. </li></ul><ul><li>This continued “gender disparity” continued on into the 1800’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, girls or most girls are allowed to get an education like the men and boys, but there still is some opportunities that are not offered or given to women and girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, girls have an education now, but there are still some things that need to be fixed or improved. Like, “equal pay” which women and girls are still not granted. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How are girls doing today? <ul><li>Girl’s enrollments tend to go upwards. Thirty years ago,girls represented 38 percent of primary enrollments in low-income countries and boys,62 percent. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, the gender gap has narrowed with girls representing 48 percent and boys 52 percent of primary enrollments. </li></ul><ul><li>Gross enrollment rates for girls in some low-income countries have gone from 52 percent to 94 percent over that same period. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 1999 and 2004, the worldwide number of children not in school declined rapidly from about 100 million to 77 million. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Colonial Education <ul><li>The level and manner of women’s education in Colonial America was largely dependent on race, class, and location. In general, the purpose of a women’s education in Colonial America was to become skilled at household duties and chores in order to find a suitable husband. </li></ul><ul><li>A woman who was highly educated in academics was thought to be unusual and not sought after. </li></ul><ul><li>Education in Colonial America at first was based on European traditions. In Europe, wealthy girls might be taught by a governess or sent to convent school to learn the basics of reading and writing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sarah Josepha Hale <ul><li>Like most girls of the era, she received a limited education from family members and what she could teach herself. </li></ul><ul><li>In her continuing effort to help educate women, Hale included the works of famous authors like Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Struggles <ul><li>Women back then tried so hard to get an education equal to a man’s and boy’s. </li></ul><ul><li>They set up protests to try and get their education. </li></ul><ul><li>Many women, like Sarah Josepha Hale after they married, became writers. </li></ul><ul><li>Through their writing, they tried to get the message across about education importance. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How has things changed since 1700? <ul><li>Almost every girl and woman has an education today. Just about only the underdeveloped countries still have no education for girls and women. </li></ul><ul><li>Different organizations are being developed to change the way things are, and make sure every child, woman, or girl has a descent education. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not know when every girl or woman in the world will have an education. We can only wait and hope things turn for the better, for the girls and woman. </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully, 5 years or less, every single girl and woman in the world will have an education, and be equal to men and boys. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do women still struggle with Today? <ul><li>Equal payment for jobs like the men and boys. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a job that will accept women no matter what their race and color are. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a descent and equal education to the men and boys( in some third world countries). </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed to vote, and have a voice in ‘government-related’ cases or problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Become president of our country. </li></ul><ul><li>Racial discrimination, in some third world countries still today, like India or Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Girl’s Education (see video below post) <ul><li>What girl’s education is like today. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to still be done for every girl and women . </li></ul><ul><li>Things to still work on and make better. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive things that have happened with women and education since 1700. </li></ul><ul><li>What women think about the fairness today, and the changes that have been done. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited Page <ul><li>&quot;Girl's Education.&quot; History of Women and Education . Hale. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 Mar. 2008 < ハハハハハ e xhibits/education/biographies-Hale.htm>. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;History of Women and Education in 1700's-1900's.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li> Education . htm. 24 Mar. 2008 ハハハハ </li></ul><ul><li> <'s-1.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Girl's Education.&quot; Colonial Education . World Bank. 24 Mar. </li></ul><ul><li> 2008 < ハハハハハ </li></ul><ul><li> E XTERNAL//TOPICS/EXTERNAL.> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Girl's Education.&quot; schooling for girls . Unfpa. 25 Mar. 2008 </li></ul><ul><li> < ハハハハハ f uture- </li></ul><ul><li> generations/actions-education.>. </li></ul>