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Ways of wisdom : moral education in the early national period

Author: Jean E Friedman; Glenna R Schroeder-Lein; Rachel Mordecai Lazarus
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2001.
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"In Ways of Wisdom, Jean Friedman traces how Jacob Mordecai and his family, German American Orthodox Jews, adopted the Anglo-Irish enlightened pedagogical system developed by Richard Lovell Edgeworth and his daughter Maria. In 1808 Mordecai founded the Warrenton Female Academy on the principles described in the Edgeworths' guide, Practical Education, and he enlisted family members to teach and manage the school.  Read more...
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Named Person: Rachel Mordecai Lazarus; Richard Lovell Edgeworth
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean E Friedman; Glenna R Schroeder-Lein; Rachel Mordecai Lazarus
ISBN: 0820322520 9780820322520 0820322547 9780820322544
OCLC Number: 44046759
Description: xviii, 286 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jean E. Friedman ; including the Diary of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus transcribed and edited with the assistance of Glenna Schroeder-Lein.

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"In Ways of Wisdom, Jean Friedman traces how Jacob Mordecai and his family, German American Orthodox Jews, adopted the Anglo-Irish enlightened pedagogical system developed by Richard Lovell Edgeworth and his daughter Maria. In 1808 Mordecai founded the Warrenton Female Academy on the principles described in the Edgeworths' guide, Practical Education, and he enlisted family members to teach and manage the school. Rachel Mordecai, inspired by her father's progressive methods, initiated an Edgeworthian experiment in the home education of her young half sister, Eliza. Rachel's diary, reproduced in full in Ways of Wisdom, chronicles the moral instruction of Eliza. While retaining the traditional didacticism of wisdom literature, the diary also describes Eliza's resistance to enlightened discipline and method."--BOOK JACKET.

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