Sunday Schools

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During the nineteenth century schools in Great Britain were not ideal for women and even less so the lower your class. Most working class families could not afford to pay for their children 's, and especially their daughters education (McDermid, J. 2012). For the working class, girls were left with options such as Sunday schools, dame schools, and ragged schools. Girls in the upper-middle, or higher class often were taught at home with a special tutor or instructor (McDermid, J. 2012). Girls of the lower classes didn 't always have the same luxuries. All of these schools or options for education had the issue that while they were educating these girls, they lacked in giving them the same education as boys. Even though reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography would be covered in most of these schools, it was never the primary subject and girls would have to spend a great deal of their education learning home necessities that would teach them to be better wives and mothers. Whether you were in the lower or upper class, education was not ideal. Women did not have the same resources as men and their education was never seen as important as it was for men.
Sunday schools were a common form of education that working class girls would take advantage of to get the basics of school. By 1851, Sunday schools had grown in popularity and had a
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Over the next thirty years the minimum age requirement went up to the age of twelve (Hunt, 1987), but this law was not enforced and it was common for many girl 's parents to find a way out of the system due to the needs at home or their parents views on education for women. Officials were more lenient with girls and their attendance at school, because they saw the "value" at keeping them at home taking care of younger siblings or household work (Hunt, 1987, Murdoch, L.

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