École normale supérieure de jeunes filles

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The École normale supérieure de jeunes filles (also, École normale supérieure de Sèvres) was a French institute of higher education, in Sèvres, now a commune in the suburbs of Paris. The school educated girls only, especially as teachers for the secondary education system.[1] It was founded on 29 July 1881 on the initiative of Camille Sée, following the Sée-inspired act of the legislature which established Lycées for girls.

History[edit]

Upon the school's founding, French Minister of National Education Jules Ferry named philosopher and educator Julie Velten Favre director of the institution.[2] The school was initially housed in the former buildings of the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, from which it was ejected in 1940; it was reinstated in the Boulevard Jourdan, in the 14th arrondissement. It existed until 1985, when it merged with the École Normale Supérieure, Rue d'Ulm, forming a coeducational school.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Robert (2012). The Savant and the State: Science and Cultural Politics in Nineteenth-Century France. JHU Press. p. 288. ISBN 9781421405223. 
  2. ^ Long, Kathleen P., ed. (2006). Religious Differences in France: Past and Present. Truman State University Press. ISBN 9781931112574. 
  3. ^ Chimisso, Cristina (2008-01-01). Writing The History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France, 1900 to 1960s. Ashgate. pp. 20 n. 32. ISBN 9780754690252. 


Coordinates: 48°49′21″N 2°19′53″E / 48.822439°N 2.331312°E / 48.822439; 2.331312