Quotation by Elizabeth Missing Sewell

The aim of education is to fit children for the position in life which they are hereafter to occupy. Boys are to be sent out into the world to buffet with its temptations, to mingle with bad and good, to govern and direct.... girls are to dwell in quiet homes, amongst a few friends; to exercise a noiseless influence, to be submissive and retiring. There is no connection between the bustling mill-wheel life of a large school and that for which they are supposed to be preparing.... to educate girls in crowds is to educate them wrongly.
Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815–1906), British author. Principles of Education, Drawn from Nature and Revelation, and Applied to Female Education in the Upper Classes, ch. 28 (1866).
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