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Weaver, Heather; Proctor, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
This paper examines Australia's history of uniformed schooling as mediated by its leading mass-market magazine, the "Australian Women's Weekly." This magazine was a significant cultural agent that served as an authority on everything from fashion to schooling, capitalizing on the matter of school dress by running advertisements for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Educational History, Periodicals
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McDermid, Jane – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this paper, the author discusses the life of Jane Hay Brown, later Hamilton (1827-1898), who worked as a governess and schoolmistress from the late 1840s to the mid 1880s. She was a woman whose life would have remained largely unknown without emigration which resulted in a rich collection of family letters. Jane's letters provide insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Teachers, Single Sex Schools
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Trotman, Janina – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Demography, distance, and the expansion of settlements created problems for the State Department of Education in Western Australia and other Australian states in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Educational administration in Canada and parts of the United States faced similar issues with regard to the provision of schools. A common…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Teachers, Rural Schools