Individual Author Record
Name: Rebecca Elizabeth RogersPen Name: Rebecca Rogers Genre: Non-Fiction Born: June 8, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShe was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationRogers is a professor of history of education at Université Paris, Rene Descartes, Paris, France. Before that, she was an assistant professor and an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City. She also worked at the Université Marc Bloch, in Strasbourg, France, as Maître de conférences. Rogers has written many books in French and in English.
- Les Demoiselles de la Legion d'Honneur: Les Maisons d'Education de la Legion d'Honneur au XIXe Siecle, Plon, 1992
- From the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in Nineteenth-Century France, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005
Titles At Your Library
Les demoiselles de la Légion d'honneur: Les maisons d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur au XIXe siècle (French Edition)
ISBN: 2259020291 Plon. 1992
From the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in Nineteenth-Century France
ISBN: 0271024917 Penn State University Press. 2008
How a nation educates its children tells us much about the values of its people. From the Salon to the Schoolroom examines the emerging secondary school system for girls in nineteenth-century France and uncovers how that system contributed to the fashioning of the French bourgeois woman.
Rebecca Rogers explores the variety of schools—religious and lay—that existed for girls and paints portraits of the women who ran them and the girls who attended them. Drawing upon a wide array of public and private sources—school programs, prescriptive literature, inspection reports, diaries, and letters—she reveals the complexity of the female educational experience as the schoolroom gradually replaced the salon as the site of French women’s special source of influence.
From the Salon to the Schoolroom also shows how France as part of its civilizing mission transplanted its educational vision to other settings: the colonies in Africa as well as throughout the Western world, including England and the United States. Historians are aware of the widespread ramifications of Jesuit education, but Rogers shows how French education for girls played into the cross-cultural interactions of modern society, producing an image of the Frenchwoman that continues to tantalize and fascinate the Western world today.