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Anderson-Faithful, Sue; Holloway, Catherine – History of Education, 2019
The Anglican Church congresses sought to foster relations between clergy and lay people. They promoted the Church as part of the social fabric of the nation with parades, civic receptions, services and public talks. Women were a presence at the congresses as platform speakers, organisers, hostesses and members of the audience. Congresses provided…
Descriptors: Churches, Clergy, Lay People, Networks
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Raftery, Deirdre; Delaney, Catriona; Bennett, Deirdre – History of Education, 2019
This article examines some of the legacy of the Irish education pioneer Nano Nagle, foundress of the Presentation congregation of nuns. The congregation spread rapidly in the nineteenth century, not only in Ireland but also in Newfoundland, India, England, Tasmania, Australia and continental North America. This year, Presentation schools globally…
Descriptors: Nuns, Educational History, Catholic Schools, Biographies
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Sasaki, Keiko – History of Education, 2019
The book, "The History of the Ouinkai," was published in 1940 as a commemorative project for the 60th anniversary of the Tokyo Higher Normal School for Women (THNSW). The purpose of this article is to illustrate the type of data collected in the surveys and their findings, to explore some of the activities of the association, and to…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Alumni
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Novotny, Therese – History of Education, 2019
Julian of Norwich (1342-1416), was a Christian mystic whose writings, "Revelation of Love" and "A Book of Showings," are the earliest surviving texts in the English language written by a woman. The question that has puzzled scholars for centuries follows: How could a woman of her time express her vision in such innovative and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Feminism, English, Females
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May, Josephine – History of Education, 2018
Building on the author's previous work on Australian national cinema and schooling, this article explores the representation of the female primary school teacher in the television mini-series entitled "Marion" (Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1974). Using narrative analysis, it argues that this representation is disruptive of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Females
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Balfour, Beatrice Jane Vittoria – History of Education, 2018
In this article, memory is examined as it relates to origin stories of the Reggio Emilia approach -- an internationally renowned Italian education programme -- and to the articulation of women's experiences of gender and their narrative identity in this very particular context. The article shows that a number of women who partook in the founding…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Gender Issues, Womens Education, Females
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Hansen, Christian Sandbjerg – History of Education, 2018
In this paper, police files and court cases from the Copenhagen City Court from the late 1930s are used as a window into the ways in which the living conditions and everyday life on the street unfolded among 'prostitute' women in poor inner-city neighbourhoods. Bourdieu's notion of habitus is employed to analyse the social conditions under which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Court Litigation, Police, Females
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Canales, Antonio Fco. – History of Education, 2018
This article aims to question the widely accepted idea that female university students in Spain have, in the past, tended to opt for degrees in the field of humanities. Based on an analysis of the official statistics that are currently available, the paper demonstrates that Spanish female university students showed a clear preference for…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Differences, Educational History, Equal Education
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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2018
This article explores the intersection of aspects of imperialism and internationalism in discussion of cinematography at the League of Nations, at the International Council of Women (ICW), and as they played out in the imperial, national and local flows around educational cinematography in the work of Suzanne Karpel├Ęs at the Institute of Buddhist…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Educational History, Films, Teaching Methods
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Guidi, Pierre – History of Education, 2018
In 1897, four French Franciscan sisters arrived in Ethiopia, having been summoned there by the Capuchin missionaries. In 1925, they ran an orphanage, a dispensary, a leper colony and 10 schools with 350 girl students. The students were freed slaves, orphans and upper-class Ethiopian and European girls. After providing a brief background to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nuns, Educational History, Single Sex Schools
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Maslen, Joseph – History of Education, 2017
This article asks historians of education to think about the influences that we bring to bear on our work. It uses, as an example, Carolyn Steedman's book "The Tidy House: Little Girls Writing" (1982). "The Tidy House" set out to interpret a short story written by three primary school girls in Britain in 1976. Steedman…
Descriptors: Working Class, Womens Education, Educational History, Books
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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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Jones, Claire G. – History of Education, 2017
In the years around 1900, more women were benefiting from a university education and using it as a pathway to acquiring research expertise and contributing to the development of scientific knowledge. Although numbers were small compared with men, it is clear that the idea of a female researcher was no longer an oddity. As illustrated by…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Scientific Research, Gender Differences
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Yousef, Hoda A. – History of Education, 2017
This article examines petitions submitted to the Egyptian state by students and parents over the span of a century. These sources reveal that Egyptians from across the economic spectrum were shifting their construction of schooling in response to changing political and educational policies and evolving conceptions of educational need. Over the…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Political Influences
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Al-Ammari, Badreya Mubarak Sultan – History of Education, 2017
Much of the historical data, often narratives, on 19th and early 20th century women teachers in the West highlights the ways in which these women educators were influenced by religious institutions and/or the cultural, social, and political contexts in which they lived. This study uses this same lens to examine the life and work of a female…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Gender Differences, Educational History
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