Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2017

304 Pages | 25 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190274412

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The Transatlantic Kindergarten

Education and Women's Movements in Germany and the United States

Ann Taylor Allen

  • The first genuinely transnational study of kindergarten that takes into account many kinds of contacts across national borders
  • Shows how the kindergarten, originally based on an international idea of childhood and its needs, adapted to two very different societies
  • Highlights the importance of women for the history of education, showing that women of the nineteenth century connected the struggle for women's rights to many other social-reform initiatives, of which the kindergarten movement was one