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Watts, Ruth – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
An examination of recent gender scholarship demonstrates how a gendered lens has contributed to the debates on society, the state and education. Using local and international examples mostly from about 1880 to 1930, this paper will investigate how gendered perceptions coloured the provision of education, what we mean by "the state" and…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Administration, Expertise, Educational Experience
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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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Whitehead, Kay – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
In early twentieth-century Australia, men managed coeducational state training colleges (equivalent to normal schools) but teacher education programmes for kindergartners were initiatives of the free kindergarten movement and firmly in women's hands. The Kindergarten Training College in Adelaide, South Australia, was established in 1907 with…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Social Class, Kindergarten, Gender Issues
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van Drenth, Annemieke; van Essen, Mineke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
In this paper the concept of gender script is applied to examine the cases of two women educationists trying to construct a professional "self" in confrontation with gender scripts that constantly recited meanings of gender, in particular of femininity. The research focus is on the period 1890-1940, when in the Netherlands, like abroad,…
Descriptors: Scripts, Elementary Education, Females, Participation
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van Drenth, Annemieke – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2007
In the wake of developments in France and the United States where early psychiatrists such as Pinel, Esquirol, Belhomme and Seguin advocated "moral treatment" of the insane and classified"idiots" and "imbeciles" as incurable though educable, the Revd C. E. Van Koetsveld initiated his "School for Idiots" in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Placement, Physicians, Family Characteristics