Book/Printed Material Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford; autobiographical and historical reminiscences of education in Wisconsin, through progressive service from rural school teaching to city superintendent; illustrated with photographs.

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Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford; autobiographical and historical reminiscences of education in Wisconsin, through progressive service from rural school teaching to city superintendent; illustrated with photographs.
Summary
Born in the farming community of Paris, Kenosha County, in 1856, Mary Davison Bradford was forced by her father's ill health to begin teaching at the age of sixteen, before she had finished high school, and she continued to work actively as an educator until 1922. Bradford describes how she taught in small rural schools, in the expanding Kenosha system, and at centers of educational experimentation such as Central State Teachers College at Stevens Point and the Stout Training School at Menomonie. Eventually appointed Superintendent of Schools in Kenosha, Bradford instituted kindergarten, vocational training programs, breakfast programs for needy children, and politically independent procurement and hiring processes, and advocated courses in citizenship and health education. Bradford's autobiography chronicles the development of Wisconsin's public school system in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Wisconsin had a strong commitment to primary, secondary, and higher public education in this era, and Bradford's work reflects at the grassroots level many of the pedagogic reforms then sweeping the country.
Contributor Names
Bradford, Mary Davison, 1856-1943.
Created / Published
[Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, 1932]
Subject Headings
-  Education--Wisconsin--History
Notes
-  "All of this book except the last three chapters and the appendix appeared serially in 'The Wisconsin magazine of history'."--Foreword.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
ix, p., 2 l., 542 p. front., plates, ports. 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
LA2317.B57 A3
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.04718
Library of Congress Control Number
33004718
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Born in the farming community of Paris, Kenosha County, in 1856, Mary Davison Bradford was forced by her father's ill health to begin teaching at the age of sixteen, before she had finished high school, and she continued to work actively as an educator until 1922. Bradford describes how she taught in small rural schools, in the expanding Kenosha system, and at centers of educational experimentation such as Central State Teachers College at Stevens Point and the Stout Training School at Menomonie. Eventually appointed Superintendent of Schools in Kenosha, Bradford instituted kindergarten, vocational training programs, breakfast programs for needy children, and politically independent procurement and hiring processes, and advocated courses in citizenship and health education. Bradford's autobiography chronicles the development of Wisconsin's public school system in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Wisconsin had a strong commitment to primary, secondary, and higher public education in this era, and Bradford's work reflects at the grassroots level many of the pedagogic reforms then sweeping the country.
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Bradford, Mary Davison. Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford; autobiographical and historical reminiscences of education in Wisconsin, through progressive service from rural school teaching to city superintendent; illustrated with photographs. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, 1932] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/33004718/.

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Bradford, M. D. (1932) Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford; autobiographical and historical reminiscences of education in Wisconsin, through progressive service from rural school teaching to city superintendent; illustrated with photographs. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/33004718/.

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Bradford, Mary Davison. Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford; autobiographical and historical reminiscences of education in Wisconsin, through progressive service from rural school teaching to city superintendent; illustrated with photographs. [Evansville, Wis., The Antes Press, 1932] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/33004718/>.