Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960: A Culture of Femininity

Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960: A Culture of Femininity

by Elizabeth Edwards
     
 

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Focuses on the culture of femininity which pervaded the work of women's teacher training colleges in Britain during the first half of the 20th century.See more details below

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Focuses on the culture of femininity which pervaded the work of women's teacher training colleges in Britain during the first half of the 20th century.

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In the first half of the 20th century, women accounted for three- quarters of the elementary school teachers in England and Wales. (It would be interesting to know the current percentage.) Based primarily on archival sources, interviews, and questionnaire responses, this analysis helps redress the patriarchal bias of major studies of British teacher training by rescuing from obscurity the residential colleges which trained these women. The author discusses their middle-class culture, the roles of woman principal and staff, and changing sexual mores which contributed to the colleges' demise. Illustrations feature heads of these institutions (namely, Avery Hill, Bishop Otter, and Homerton Colleges). The author's affiliation is unspecified. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780203165027
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Series:
Women's and Gender History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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