America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live.
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We have learned to say that the good must be extended to all of society before it can be held secure by any one person or any one class. But we have not yet learned to add to that statement, that unless all [people] and all classes contribute to a good, we cannot even be sure that it is worth having.Topics in DemocracyTags in Ethics, Inclusion, Interdependence, Good
|Birth:||6th September, 1860|
|Death:||21st May, 1935|
|Profession:||Activist, Author, Lecturer, Philosopher, Social Worker, Sociologist, Suffragist|
Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois, USA. She, known as the "mother" of Social Work, was a American settlement activist, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace. She co-founded, with Ellen Gates Starr, the first settlement house in the United States, Chicago's Hull House that would later become known as one of the most famous settlement houses in America. In 1931, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States. She studied at Rockford University, Rockford, Illinois. She wrote several books include: Democracy and social ethics, Newer ideals of peace, Peace and bread in time of war, Twenty Years at Hull House(memoir), The long road of woman's memory, My friend, Julia Lathrop, Women at the Hague, Women in Public Life, and My Father's Girl.
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