more on Jane's education
Posted by P. Bingham on January 22, 1998 at 20:04:02:
In response to About women's education, written by P. Bingham on January 22, 1998 at 19:48:22
Regarding the Austens' education:
The Austens were a little unusual in that the boys were educated at home and the girls were sent away. In most families, the boys would have been sent away for the best education that could be afforded. But their father was such a fine teacher himself (and did teach other pupils from his home) that it made good sense for the boys to be taught by him rather than be sent away. The girls went to two different boarding schools (for short periods and before Jane reached eleven). After that Jane was given no formal education at all except from that which she gained from the books she read from her father's library.
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