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Author O'Sullivan, Eilis, author
Title Ascendancy women and elementary education in Ireland : educational provision for poor children, 1788 - 1848 / by Eilis O'Sullivan
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 339 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note Chapter 1. Introduction -- PART I. Contexts, Capacities and Conditions -- Chapter 2. Ireland's Ascendancy at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century -- Chapter 3. Ireland's Poor at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century -- Chapter 4. Education for Ireland's Poor at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century: Provision and Inquiry -- Chapter 5. Education for Poor Irish Girls at the End of the Long Eighteenth Century -- Chapter 6. Provision for the Education of Poor Girls in France and Scotland during the Long Eighteenth Century: Comparative Research -- Chapter 7. Women Writers and Educators during the Long Eighteenth Century -- PART II. Irish Ascendancy Women and Provision of Education -- Chapter 8. Case Study 1: Caroline, Countess of Kingston -- Chapter 9. Case Study 2: Eleanor, Lady Godfrey -- Chapter 10. Case Study 3: Emily, Countess of Glengall -- Chapter 11. Case Study 4: Charlotte, Lady O'Brien -- Chapter 12. Case Study 5: Susanna, Marchioness of Waterford -- Chapter 13. Case Study 6: Caroline, Countess of Dunraven -- Chapter 14. Conclusion
This book outlines the lives of six female members of the Irish Ascendancy, and describes their involvement with educational provision for poor children in Ireland at the end of the long eighteenth century. It argues that these women were moved by empathy and by a sense of duty, and that they were motivated by political considerations, pragmatism and, especially, religious belief. The book highlights the women's agency and locates their contribution in international and literary contexts; and by exploring sources and evidence not previously considered, it generates an enhanced understanding of Ascendancy women's involvement with the provision of elementary education for poor Irish children. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers in the fields of Education and History of Education. It will also have broad appeal for those interested in Gender and Women's Studies, in Georgian Ireland and in the history of Ascendancy families and estates
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Subject Women educators -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century
Women in education -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century
Education, Elementary -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century
Poor children -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century
History of Education
Early Childhood Education
History of Britain and Ireland
Gender and Education
Religion and Education
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