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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2019
This article explores the establishment of Queen Elizabeth School (QES), the first government secondary school for girls in Northern Nigeria in 1956, and commemorations in 1961, 1981 and 2016. Connecting past and present, several invented traditions were deployed to socialise students, secure QES's reputation and status, and foster national unity…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Socialization
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2017
Focusing on British graduates from Gipsy Hill Training College (GHTC) in London, this article illustrates transnational history's concerns with the reciprocal flows of people and ideas within and beyond the British Empire. GHTC's progressive curriculum and culture positioned women teachers as agents of change, and the article highlights the lives…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, Progressive Education, Change Agents
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2012
This article examines the ways in which Gipsy Hill Training College's (GHTC) graduates represented their lives and work in the college magazine, the "Gipsy Trail". The so-called "Wraggle Taggle News" featured snippets from married and single women teachers at every stage of their lives and work in Britain and overseas by the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Personal Autonomy, Women Faculty, Educational History
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2010
This article explores teacher educator Lillian de Lissa's working life in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1944 the McNair report criticised residential colleges and their female staff as isolated and intellectually impoverished. However, in Australia and then as the foundation Principal of Gipsy Hill Training College, de Lissa was not…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2005
This paper discusses representations of women teachers' work in early twentieth-century state schools, especially well-qualified and experienced women who taught in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. While there is a range of discourses that could be applied to these members of the profession, the paper focuses on three discourses in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Teaching (Occupation), Women Faculty, Urban Schools
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Trethewey, Lynne; Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 2003
Argues that displaying the transnationalism idea opens the way to exploring the rotation of people and ideas beyond national boundaries. Focuses on educator/lecturer's, Harriet Christian Newcomb and Margaret Emily Hodge, who furthered the enfranchisement of women in Australia and New Zealand and the beginning of the British Dominions Woman…
Descriptors: Educational History, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Whitehead, Kay – History of Education, 1999
Focuses on the diary and teaching career of William Cawthorne in an effort to explore the concepts of masculinity and professional identity present in South Australia during the mid-nineteenth century. Discusses the process of converting teaching into a profession that aimed for the middle-class and the presence of female teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: Careers, Diaries, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education