A Chemical Passion: The Forgotten Story Of Chemistry At British Independent Girls' Schools, 1820s-1930s by Marelene Rayner-canhamA Chemical Passion: The Forgotten Story Of Chemistry At British Independent Girls' Schools, 1820s-1930s by Marelene Rayner-canham

A Chemical Passion: The Forgotten Story Of Chemistry At British Independent Girls' Schools, 1820s…

byMarelene Rayner-canham, Geoff Rayner-Canham

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Chemistry is traditionally thought to have been a masculine subject in secondary schools - one at which boys excelled and girls had limited interest. In this groundbreaking work, Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham reveal that from the 1820s to the 1930s chemistry teaching flourished in girls' independent schools in Britain. This tradition tailed off before the Second World War, and a proud history was forgotten even in the schools where it had once flourished. Here the authors present a rich and multifaceted account that reveals the hidden history of a landmark achievement in the education of women.
Marelene Rayner-Canham was laboratory instructor in Physics at Memorial University's Grenfell Campus, Newfoundland, and is now a researcher and author on the history of women in Science.Geoff Rayner-Canham is Professor of Chemistry at Memorial University's Grenfell Campus, Newfoundland.
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Title:A Chemical Passion: The Forgotten Story Of Chemistry At British Independent Girls' Schools, 1820s…Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2017Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The revolution in girls' education, 1850-1910; 2. The earliest chemistry education for girls; 3. Chemistry and the two role-model girls' schools; 4. Chemistry as a girls' subject; 5. The pioneering women chemistry teachers; 6. Practical chemistry at girls' schools; 7. Chemistry and school science clubs; 8. In their own words: Chemistry poetry and short stories; 9. Chemistry at some Welsh girls' schools; 10. Chemistry at some Scottish girls' schools; 11. What will the chemistry students do?; 12. The 1930s: The end of an era; References; Index