Florence Bamberger

Florence Bamberger’s belief in training educators by pairing them with mentors who supervised them in the classroom continues to influence the ways in which teachers are trained. Florence Bamberger began working as a teacher in the Baltimore public school system and became Baltimore’s first female school supervisor. She also began teaching pedagogy at Johns Hopkins University in 1916, becoming the first female full professor of the school of philosophy in 1924. In 1930, she became executive secretary of the executive committee of the Johns Hopkins College for Teachers and was promoted to director in 1937. She oversaw a number of studies on both children’s learning processes and on teaching methodologies, and wrote several books and countless articles on early childhood education and pedagogy. She also lectured on parental education for the Child Study Association of America and taught at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago. After retiring from Johns Hopkins, she taught at various private elementary schools in Baltimore and designed curricula for teacher training.

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Baltimore, MD
United States

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Florence Bamberger." (Viewed on August 10, 2020) <https://jwa.org/people/bamberger-florence>.


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