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Harford, Judith – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
Examining the historiography of women's education, the issue which dominates is understandably that of access. Access, or lack thereof, is a transnational construct which forms an over-arching framework through which the issue of historical gender equality in higher education can be interpreted and interrogated. Each of the seminal texts which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, College Admission, Teacher Associations
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Harford, Judith; O'Donoghue, Tom – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
A general lack of scholarly works on various aspects of the history of the lives of female teaching religious has recently been highlighted by Hellinckx, Depaepe and Simon. This paper, which reports a preliminary study, is offered as one contribution to addressing the deficit identified. The hope is that it will provoke further scholarship in the…
Descriptors: Oral History, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Females
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Redmond, Jennifer; Harford, Judith – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
In 1932, the Irish government, facing an economic downturn, introduced a marriage ban which required that female primary school teachers were required to resign on marriage. This followed a series of restrictive legislative measures adopted by Irish governments throughout the 1920s which sought to limit women's participation in public life and the…
Descriptors: White Collar Occupations, Marital Status, Females, Marriage
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Harford, Judith – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
This article examines the network of women's colleges which emerged in Ireland in the latter half of the nineteenth century in response to women's exclusion from the realm of the university and their desire to participate in higher education. These colleges, run largely along denominational lines, were situated in the major cities with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Single Sex Colleges, Womens Education, Middle Class