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42 Jessie Allen Charters

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September 23, 1880 - 1971


 



 

Personal Data

 

Born: September 23,  1880 in Texas

Died: 1971

Married: W. W. Charters

 

 

 

Education

 

B.S. - University of Washington - 1899

 

M.A. - University of Washington - 1901

 

PhD - Psychology University of Chicago - 1904 (studied philosophy under John Dewey and James R. Angell)

 

 

Employment

 

Carnegie Institute of Technology

 

University of Chicago

 

Ohio State University

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Jessie Charters was the first female on the west coast to receive a Ph D., and also to receive the highest honors ever for a woman.

 

Membership-Professional Organizations

 

Founder of Pi Lambda Theta educational fraternity

Founded the Department of Adult Education at Ohio State University

Illinois Child Study Association

 

 

Publications

 

1936      Young Adults and the Church. Abington Press.  

 

Professional Interest Areas

 

Worked closely with the Illinois Parent-Teacher Association in developing study groups, which led to its national policy of a study group for each parent-teacher association.

 

Major proponent of adult education as a field of study and involving adults in a variety of aspects of continuing education.

 

Her primary area of interest was parental education and working with girls and women.

 

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

  

First female professor of Adult Education. 

 

Founded Department of Adult Education at Hohio State University, the second graduate program in adult education at a university. 

 

Pioneering work to bring education to parents, college-age women, and alumni. 

 

She educated college women about sexual matters when these topics were not openly discussed. 

 

She offered lectures and courses promoting responsible sexual behavior, before it was acceptable and popular to do so.

 

 

Additional Resources

Articles 

 

Karlovic, L. (1993). Jessie Allen Charters: A voice for our times. Adult Learning, 4(5), 13-14, 26.

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

Video/Audio

 

Presentations

 

Books

 


References

 

International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. (2004). Jessie Charters. Retrieved July 2, 2011 from 

                 http://www.halloffame.outreach.ou.edu/2004/Charters.html                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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