Research: Grace Hoadley Dodge
Grace Hoadley Dodge is remembered for her committed effort to improving the lives of impoverished women and children. Ms. Dodge established the Industrial Education Association in 1884. This association was founded to teach the industrial arts to both male and female children. Ms. Dodge worked hard to ensure that the association provided students with practical information on how to take advantage of opportunities to improve their lives. Ms. Dodge saw a need to train teachers on how to effectively teach the industrial arts. this lead to Grace Hoadley Dodge and Nicholas Murray Butler, a Columbia university philosophy professor, working together to start The New York College for the Training of Teachers. Ms. Dodge provided the majority of the funds for the school. The name of the school was later changed to Teachers College and in 1894 the school moved to its present location in Morningside Heights. Throughout her life Grace Dodge worked hard to fight for the rights of immigrant women. To view pictures of Grace Dodge Hall and to see other historical photographs of teachers college please visit the following site:
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