The Education of the Modern Girl…With Introduction by William Allan Neilson...resident of Smith College. Marielle Babcock Women [. Blake, Mary Robbins Hillard, Caroline Ruutz-Rees.
The Education of the Modern Girl…With Introduction by William Allan Neilson...resident of Smith College.
The Education of the Modern Girl…With Introduction by William Allan Neilson...resident of Smith College.
The Education of the Modern Girl…With Introduction by William Allan Neilson...resident of Smith College.

The Education of the Modern Girl…With Introduction by William Allan Neilson...resident of Smith College.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. First edition. Light edgewear. Contemporary ink ownership signature (Harriet N. Dorrance) to front flyleaf. A fresh, bright, near-fine copy, scarce in the original dust jacket (very good). Publisher’s red cloth titled in gilt. Octavo. xi, 219 pp. Item #16990

The present work collects advice and opinions by prominent headmistresses and educators at American colleges and girls’ schools: Mabelle Babcock Blake, Ed.D., Smith College; Caroline Ruutz-Rees, Ph.D., Choate Rosemary Hall; Mary Robbins Hillard, L.H.D., Westover School; Jessie Hewitt, A.B., Ethel Walker School; Dorothy Waldo, Ed.M., Dana Hall; Lucy Madeira Wing, A.B., Miss Madeira’s School; Mary Agnes Elcock, Greenwood School; Frances Lee, A.B., Lee School. In the chapter titled “Academic Influence,” Ruutz-Rees argues for a more rigorous education for women that would, for example, hone the existing curriculum of English literature by adding a focus in rhetoric and taking a “scientific” approach to appreciation of the arts (pp. 32-33). Jessie Hewitt, a former basketball player and “a strong and staunch believer in outdoor athletics for girls,” advocates for competitive sports teams at schools for girls and women (p. 72). Dorothy Waldo advocates a more rigorous college admissions process for women, including the newly developed SAT, and Mary Elcock argues for the importance of sleepaway camp for girls.

Price: $250.00