Teacher training at cambridge: the initiatives of oscar by Pam Hirsch

By Pam Hirsch

This ebook makes a speciality of educationalists, Oscar Browning (1837-1923) and Elizabeth Hughes (1852-1925) who have been the principals of the 2 separate day education schools for women and men at Cambridge. The early projects of those leaders begun the advance of schooling experiences at Cambridge collage and, for that reason, function try out circumstances to envision the connection among instructor education and the collage. As their early programmes foreshadowed the paintings of the present-day school of schooling, a old evaluation of those Victorian academic experiments uncovers how the volatile courting among instructor running shoes, the collage and the govt of the day has affected the prestige of the schooling division in the collage. Oscar Browning and Elizabeth Hughes have been remarkable, larger-than-life characters, who've no longer but been well-served within the ancient bills. Their beliefs approximately what educating might be approximately is one good precious of re-visiting. the schools they arrange at Cambridge acted as versions for education faculties all around the nation so that they have been a power at the nationwide scene. In as far as they visited and lectured in Europe, the US and Japan, additionally they had foreign effect.

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Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Press, 1987), pp. 136– 62 and her book review of Ian Anstruther’s biography Victorian Studies 28:3 (Spring 1985), pp. 556–8. 9. Woolf, A Room, p. 55. 10. B. Wortham, published a year previous to Woolf’s feminist lecture. Perhaps her numerous friends and acquaintances from Cambridge suggested she read about the infamous Cambridge character. At any given Stephen family reunion or Bloomsbury gathering, Woolf assuredly heard gossip about Browning. K. M Forster and Lytton Strachey were all students who worked with Browning.

5. Benson, The Diarist (Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 135. 6. , p. 120. 7. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1957), P. 55. 8. For further critiques of Browning’s alleged misogynist behaviour see Jane Marcus, ‘Taking the Bull by the Udders: Sexual Difference in Virgina Woolf— A Conspiracy Theory’ in Virginia Woolf and the Languages of Patriarchy (Bloomington &. Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Press, 1987), pp. 136– 62 and her book review of Ian Anstruther’s biography Victorian Studies 28:3 (Spring 1985), pp.

The sole survivor of a twin birth, Browning relates the nearly mythical story of his arrival after the announcement of his brother’s stillborn death, ‘When I appeared on the scene some time later the doctor was about to treat me in the same manner. ’ The two significant details of his birth —the doctor’s inattentive neglect and the inscrutability caused by the fog— became consistent themes to Browning’s character: he often felt that he was overlooked and he sensed that the events of his lifetime—a ‘subject of controversy’—should be made clear.

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