Catherine Esther Beecher


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Catharine Esther Beecher (September 6, 1800 – May 12, 1878) was an American educator known for her forthright opinions on female education as well as her vehement support of the many benefits of the incorporation of kindergarten into children's education. more »

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  • ''As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.''
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator, writer. "An Address to the Christian Women of America," Woman Suffrage and Women's Professions (1871)...
  • Soon, in all parts of our country, in each neglected village, or new settlement, the Christian female teacher will quietly take her station, collecting the ignorant children around her, teaching them ...
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. As quoted in Catherine Beecher, ch. 12, by Kathryn Kish Sklar (1973). Written in 1846....
  • It is to be lamented that the principle of national has had very little nourishment in our country, and, instead, has given place to sectional or state partialities. What more promising method for rem...
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. As quoted in Catherine Beecher, ch. 12, by Kathryn Kish Sklar (1973). Written in 1846,...
  • ''The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.''
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. As quoted in Catherine Beecher, ch. 17, by Kathryn Kish Sklar (1973). Written in 1857....
  • Work of all kinds is got from poor women, at prices that will not keep soul and body together, and then the articles thus made are sold for prices that give monstrous prices to the capitalist, who thu...
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878), U.S. educator and author. As quoted in Catherine Beecher, ch. 12, by Kathryn Kish Sklar (1973). Written in 1844....
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