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ERIC Number: EJ881463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Bending the Bars of the Identity Cage: Amy Brown and the Development of Teacher Identity in British Columbia
Raptis, Helen
History of Education, v39 n2 p199-218 Mar 2010
In September 1939, Amy (Brown) Dauphinee took up her first teaching appointment at Tate Creek, British Columbia where 518 refugees had recently settled after fleeing Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. Amy--an avowed Social Democrat and member of the Young Socialist League--quickly embraced the refugees who were largely trade union activists and Social Democrats themselves. However, by January the district school inspector had moved Amy to a new school. This paper illustrates how Amy constructed her teaching identity and pushed the boundaries circumscribing the lives of young women teachers in British Columbia during the first half of the twentieth century. (Contains 90 footnotes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada