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Catherine Vale Whitwell (1789-1873), educationist and communitarian

Donnachie, Ian (2019). Catherine Vale Whitwell (1789-1873), educationist and communitarian. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, OUP.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1093/odnb/9780198614128.013.112270
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Abstract

This entry describes the life and career of Catherine Whitwell, a teacher in Robert Owen's School for Children at New Lanark, Scotland, where she pioneered the use of visual aids in the classrooms. She was also the author of works on astronomy, an artist, feminist and Owenite communitarian. Whitwell emerges as a much more significant figure than previously realized, notably in the promotion of female education during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2019 OUP
Keywords: Biography; history; education; feminism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 59822
Depositing User: Ian Donnachie
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 14:31
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 17:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59822
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