ERIC Number: ED339695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Women Who Taught: Perspectives on the History of Women and Teaching.
Prentice, Alison, Ed.; Theobald, Marjorie R., Ed.
This book addresses the impact of women on education, an area historians have largely ignored, by bringing together a wide range of essays by feminist historians. An introduction entitled "The Historiography of Women Teachers: A Retrospect" is followed by three sections. The first, "Women Teaching in the Private Sphere," includes: "Schoolmistresses and Headmistresses: Elites and Education in Nineteenth-Century England"; "'Mere Accomplishments?' Melbourne's Early Ladies' Schools Reconsidered"; and "'The Poor Widow, the Ignoramus and the Humbug': An Examination of Rhetoric and Reality in Victoria's 1905 Act for the Registration of Teachers and Schools." Section 2, "Women Teaching in the Public Sphere," consists of four chapters: "'Daughters into Teachers: Educational and Demographic Influences on the Transformation of Teaching into 'Women's Work' in America"; "Teachers' Work: Changing Patterns and Perceptions in the Emerging School Systems of Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Central Canada"; "Mary Helena Stark: The Troubles of a Nineteenth-Century State School Teacher"; "Feminists in Teaching: The National Union of Women Teachers 1920-1945"; and "'I Am Ready To Be of Assistance When I Can': Lottie Bowron and Rural Women Teachers in British Columbia." The final section, "Women Teaching in Higher Education," includes: "Here was Fellowship: A Social Portrait of Academic Women at Wellesley College, 1895-1920"; and "Scholarly Passion: Two Persons Who Caught It." A bibliography offers further resources. (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Historiography, Private Schools, Professional Associations, Public Schools, Rural Education, Teaching (Occupation), Women Faculty, Womens History, Womens Studies, Writing for Publication
University of Toronto Press, 10 St. Mary Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2W8, Canada ($16.95 paper, $45.00 cloth).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Australia; Canada; Great Britain; Nineteenth Century; Twentieth Century; United States