[Printed items; Women's teacher training college] Eight Prospectuses and related material

Froebel Educational Institute, Colet Gardens, Talgarth Road, West Kensington, London, W14
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All items 4to, unbound, fold marks, some dusting, label of "Board of Education" on back page, with Library stamp of first page, with some handwritten information. Item 1. Prospectus for The Training College for Teachers, 4pp., with enclosure(loose) of a list of "Posts obtained by Students, who finished their course of training, December 1906"; 2. Prospectus for "Kindergarten and School for Boys and Girls" (Chairman, Sir William Mather, Treasurer, C.G. Montefiore), 4pp.; 3. Prospectus for "The Training College for Teachers" [1918-19], 4pp., with slip announcing reduced fees because of the War Committee includes Mrs Humphry Ward), with enclosures (a four-page essay by [Miss] E.E. Lawrence the Principal, "The Training of Kindergarten & Preparatory School Teachers", 8vo; list of posts obtained by students in 1917; two handbills concerning scholarships; handbill listing members of staff, updated in manuscript). 4. Prospectus, 3pp., "Kindergarten and School". 5. Handbill concerning scholarships. 6. [Booklet; prospectus] The Bedford Froebel Training College, [16]pp., obl.8vo, decorated wraps. 7. Pamphlet, List of Former Students of the College, [16.]pp., obl.8vo, all students female, lacking explanatory wraps. 8. Folder containing prgramme for the Bewdford Froebel Association 1928-9, a pamphlet "Regulations for the Award of the Teacher's Certificate [1929}, typescript Syllabus, 14pp., 4to. Note: "Because he recognized that education begins in infancy, Froebel saw mothers as the ideal first teachers of humanity. Women, he believed, were best suited to nuture children and became the Kindergarteners (teachers) for his schools. As such, the Froebel Kindergarten offered the first significant careers for women outside the home. At that time, women were not expected (or often allowed) to work professionally. The Kindergarten attracted ambitious, intelligent women, who received advanced educations and developed businesses of their own. The more famous women who advanced Froebel’s cause include Helen Keller, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Elizabeth Peabody, Phoebe Hearst, Mrs. Leland Stanford, Mrs. Grover Cleveland, Elizabeth Harrison."