Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954; Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954; Education, Higher; Social settlements
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©1999 Kristi Van Gorder
Van Gorder, Kristi, "Vida Dutton Scudder's quest for cultural fellowship" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1661.