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Keywords

Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954; Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954; Education, Higher; Social settlements

Abstract

For about 45 years (c. 1885-1930) the settlement movement thrived in cities throughout the United States (Carson, 1990). Volunteers lived and worked in settlement houses, which were often converted residential buildings in poor urban neighborhoods. They taught immigrants and other neighborhood residents basic life skills ranging from hygiene to arts and crafts (Woods, 1970). "The settlement movement's virtual gender parity was unique among U.S. institutions during the Progressive Era. At least half of the prominent U.S. settlement houses were headed and staffed largely by women" (Carson, 1998, p. 528).

Year of Submission

1999

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Larry Keig

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Date Original

1999

Object Description

1 PDF file (17 leaves)

Language

en

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application/pdf

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