Elizabeth received an education equal to that of a prominent male aristocrat; she was educated in Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, philosophy, history, mathematics and music.England reaped the reward of her rich education when circumstances resulted in her becoming a capable monarch.In Roman Catholic communities, Confirmation ceremonies are considered one of seven sacraments that a Catholic may receive during their life.
In Ancient Egypt, the princess Neferure grew up under the reign of her mother, the woman Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who had inherited the throne after the death of her husband Thutmose II.
Women in Ancient Egypt had a relatively high status in society, and as the daughter of the pharaoh, Neferura was provided with the best education possible.
It has been used playfully for people acting in an energetic fashion (Canadian singer Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous Girl") or as a way of unifying women of all ages on the basis of their once having been girls (American country singer Martina Mc Bride's "This One's for the Girls"). The status of girls throughout world history is closely related to the status of women in any culture.
Where women enjoy a more equal status with men, girls benefit from greater attention to their needs.
However, education was still not considered as important for girls as for boys, who were being trained for professions that remained closed to women, and girls were not admitted to secondary level schools in France until the late 19th century.
Girls were not entitled to receive a Baccalaureate diploma in France until the reforms of 1924 under education minister Léon Bérard.By the 18th century, Europeans recognized the value of literacy, and schools were opened to educate the public in growing numbers.Education in the Age of Enlightenment in France led to up to a third of women becoming literate by the time of the French Revolution, contrasting with roughly half of men by that time.Many cultures have traditional customs to mark the "coming of age" of a girl or boy, to recognize their transition to adulthood, or to mark other milestones of their journey to maturity as children.Japan has a coming-of-age ritual called Shichi-Go-San (七五三), which literally means "Seven-Five-Three".Some coming-of-age ceremonies are religious rituals to recognize a girl's maturity with respect to her understanding of religious beliefs, and to recognize her changing role in her religious community.