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Motherhood and Education

"“Mother” itself is polysemous and deeply embedded in dichotomies of power, devotion, engagement, and control. It summons an immediate emotional, spiritual, and reverential response but has a distinctly active political connotation in public and private spheres. ..." – By Koeli Goel

Teaching Literacy in the West from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century

"As early as the 19th century, educational historians described the ways pedagogical innovators such as Comenius, Melanchton, Locke, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Froebel challenged traditional teaching methods, with Montessori, Decroly, Dewey, Freinet, and Freire taking up that torch in the 20th century and endeavoring teachers to take into account how a child is learning. Yet these world-renowned figures have changed more so what we expect of an educator than the teaching practices of a given country. ..." – By Anne-Marie Chartier

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