Telling Women's Lives: Narrative Inquiries in the History of Women's Education

Telling Women's Lives: Narrative Inquiries in the History of Women's Education

by Weiler
     
 

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This collection brings together the work of scholars exploring the history of women in education in a number of different national settings. The contributors include both established scholars who have completed major studies and younger scholars exploring new directions. All of these writers share an engagement in reflection on the process of history writing and… See more details below

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This collection brings together the work of scholars exploring the history of women in education in a number of different national settings. The contributors include both established scholars who have completed major studies and younger scholars exploring new directions. All of these writers share an engagement in reflection on the process of history writing and consider the impact of recent theoretical debates on their own scholarship. Their work reflects the influence of feminist theory and poststructuralism, but also of postcolonial theory and theories of the educational state.

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Women scholars analyze the interface of gender and the 20th century history of women in education from North America to New Zealand. Influenced by feminist theory, poststructuralism, postcolonial theory, and theories of the educational state, the ten essays orbit about: reflections on memory and historical truth, and narrative inquiries. Key issues include: the need to disclose the "hidden histories" of women as teachers; discriminatory conditions of teaching for women; how conceptions of gender have shaped women's identity as teachers (e.g. that of radical reformer Margaret Haley); and the contributors' role as the subjects of their own studies. Distributed in the US by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780335201730
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Feminist Educational Thinking Series
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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