[LMB] Women and education

Margaret Dean margdean56 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 22:53:21 BST 2021


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 8:28 AM Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 8:05 AM Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> > Universal basic education only came in because the new industrial
> > employers needed workers who could read simple instructions and multiply
> > quantities.  Before that, workers were better illiterate, reading gave
> them
> > ideas above their station.
> >
>
> I thought that a major, and earlier, factor was that when Protestants
> appeared they believed everyone should be able to read the Bible
> themselves, even women.
>

And at about the same time, advances in printing technology meant that far
more people could actually get their hands on copies of the Bibles that the
Protestants were busily translating into the languages people actually
spoke ... as well as many other books. So many factors converging...


--Margaret Dean
  <margdean56 at gmail.com>


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