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Author O'Sullivan, EilĂ­s.
Title Ascendancy women and elementary education in Ireland : educational provision for poor children, 1788-1848 / Eilis O'Sullivan.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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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.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9783319546391 (electronic bk.)
3319546392 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-54639-1
OCLC # 992780694
Additional Format Print version: 3319546384 9783319546384 (OCoLC)971521638