Elizabeth Peabody


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Noun1.Elizabeth Peabody - educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
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In the women's history class, I had learned about Mary and Elizabeth Peabody as reformers, founders of the kindergarten movement.
Megan Marshall, award-winning biographer of Margaret Fuller and all three of the Peabody sisters (Elizabeth Peabody, Mary Peabody Mann, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne) remarks upon the lives and the passing of two Hawthorne descendants: Joan Hawthorne Deming Howe Ensor and Rosamond Hawthorne Mikkelsen.
"Elizabeth Peabody and the Temple School." The New England Quarterly 15(3): 497-508.
Noelle Baker's essay sets up the volume by positioning Mary Moody Emerson as a precursor to Margaret Fuller and Elizabeth Peabody by demonstrating that a "culture of social authorship" (37), formed by almanacs and commonplace books, moved between private and public spheres, and by illustrating how ideas of intellectual self-culture, a major tenet of both feminism and Transcendentalism, were worked out in these early texts.
The power behind this event, Elizabeth Peabody, got a big laugh reminding us that they also have and want paying customers.
Author Derek Pacheco (Assistant Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University) uses New England "literary reformers" Horace Mann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Peabody, and Margaret Fuller to argue that writers came to see in educational reform, and the publication venues emerging in connection with it, a means to encourage popular authorship while validating literary work as a profession.
When you look a little closer at the careers of Horace Mann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Peabody and Margaret Fuller, it is remarkable what role their careers as educators had to do with their becoming writers.
Fuller briefly took Elizabeth Peabody's position as Alcott's assistant at the school in 1836, where, as Capper notes, she became aware of "the concept of conversation as a revolutionary educational tool and a protean cultural force" (Capper 1987:515).
'Societe et solitude' era el titulo de un capitulo del libro del pedagogo catolico frances Joseph-Marie de Gerando Du perfectionement moral, que Elizabeth Peabody, a instancias de Emerson, traduciria por Self-Education.
Including Elizabeth Peabody, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rachel's Story is an intriguing and knowledgeably written novel of what would most certainly have been a life many might now be envious of.
Elizabeth Peabody pioneered the idea of kindergarten; Eleanor Creesy navigated a clipper ship; Vassar professor Maria Mitchell discovered a comet.
This interdisciplinary study draws upon history, literature, speech, religion, education, sociology, and psychology; essentially, however, it is an intellectual history of oral and written persuasion, with the central persuaders in this story being Lyman Beecher, William Ellery Channing, Catherine Beecher, Elizabeth Peabody, Sarah Josepha Hale, Catherine Sedgwick, Bronson Alcott, Horace Mann, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott--together with Charles Chauncy, Jonathan Edwards, James Freeman, Joseph Buckmaster, Timothy Dwight, and Jedediah Morse in the opening background chapter on the period from the Great Awakening through the post-Revolutionary era.

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