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16 April 2021

Private Tutors in the Noble Families of Kharkiv in the Late 18 - Early 19 Centuries

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Bulletin ‘History of Ukraine. Ukrainian Studies: Historical and Philosophical Sciences
Private Tutors in the Noble Families of Kharkiv in the Late 18 - Early 19 Centuries

The article headlines the social status of tutors amongst noble families at the end of 18th and beginning  of  the  19th  centuries.  Kharkiv  nobles  engaged  teachers  with  foreign  backgrounds  to educate  their  children.  The  motivation  of  this  educational  practice  was  related  to  the  need  for further  education,  and  was  aimed  at  maintaining  status  and  social  position.  Highly  educated foreigners spear headed European culture with these fair nobles at a household level. Knowledge of foreign  languages  —  German  and  French,  became  compulsory  communicative  characteristics  of their social status. Travel abroad was also required to gain knowledge of foreign languages. Home education with the prospect of on going development and university and grammar school, institute of noble women, gave contentment to nobles and was accepted as a fulfillment of status.

Source: Yakovenko G.G. (2018) Private Tutors in the Noble Families of Kharkiv in the Late 18 - Early 19 Centuries. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Bulletin ‘History of Ukraine. Ukrainian Studies: Historical and Philosophical Sciences. Vol.26: 93-97

Source web-site: https://periodicals.karazin.ua/uahistory/article/view/10716/10804

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