December 26, 2019 2 min to read
7 most famous female educators in the world
Women have lagged in education the world over. However, there are pioneer women educators who have made significant contributions in the world of education through research, administration, invention, and investment, among other facets.
Each generation has had its point-woman in education over the years. You will also find the women scattered around the world and each holding onto a particular issue in education.
Although it was widely believed that women were unable to do better than, for instance, provide help with homework to the schoolchildren, many women have achieved great heights in their respective academic fields.
It is amazing to read about the contributions these women have made in the education sector.
1. Helen Keller
Helen has three caps that would be used to identify her contribution to the education sector. She is recognized as a lecturer, political activist, and author.
Her achievements have ensured that she is recognized among the most influential people ever to live on earth.
Keller was born with hearing and speech difficulties. Her education was under a personal mentor Anne Sullivan which enabled her to learn about the world in an unadulterated or unseen manner.
She rose to become one of the most accomplished authors and educators at a time when the role of women was still reserved. By the time she died in 1968, she had an enviable account of life for a girl born in 1880.
2. Savitribai Phule
Savitribai Phule entered the books of history when she was recognized as the first Indian female teacher. This was just the beginning of a long, illustrious career in education.
She stood out because women were not yet seen as equal to men. She got into the education scene just a year after India gained independence and went on to make a great impact.
Savitribai Phule overcame all the odds imaginable to succeed in the teaching profession. She would be pelted with stones, cow dung, eggs, and rotten vegetables on her way to school.
This did not deter her from making her way into school in a style that inspired many other women behind her. She received a lot of support from her husband, such that they went on to open five more schools.
3. Kristalina Georgieva
The World Bank CEO has used her position to advocate for education among girls. In her words, the empowerment of women must begin by taking them to school.
Beyond enrolling girls into school, all efforts must be made to keep the girls there…
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