American educator, a truly gifted and revered teacher of young women, and the founder of the world’s first college for women, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, on November 8, 1837.
A small, rudimentary school, about 20 feet square, erected in the mid 1720s by the Rev. William Tennent (1673–1702), a Scottish Presbyterian evangelist who had migrated to Neshaminy, outside Philadelphia.
An essential language and communication skill consisting of hearing and then translating aural data into action. Basic to the acquisition of knowledge, listening is one of the first communicative skills learned by infants. Its development, however, depends largely on specific instructional techniques, first by parents and later by elementary school teachers.
A specially housed collection of books, periodicals, manuscripts, nonprint media such as recordings and films and a wide variety of other materials for general or restricted public use but seldom offered for sale.