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Knowing Women Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia

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ISBN-10: 0521422329

ISBN-13: 9780521422321

Edition: 1996

Authors: Marjorie R. Theobald

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Knowing Women is a comprehensive study of female education in nineteenth-century Australia, placed in international perspective. It covers a wide range of topics, including the evolution of the teaching profession; the private ladies' academies and their proprietors; the entry of women to the universities and the professions; the establishment of academic secondary schools, both church and state; girls' experience of compulsory state elementary schooling; and the schooling of outcast girls. The study is rich in narrative and biographical interest, based, where possible, on the experiences of individual girls and women. Knowing Women explores the ambiguities of its material, showing how…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The woman at the piano: women, education and culture in the nineteenth-century frame of reference
The lost ladies' schools of colonial Australia
The keystone of the arch? Women and the universities in colonial Australia
Inventing the secondary school for girls: Brisbane Girls' Grammar School and Sydney Girls' High School
The administration of gender: the case of Victoria's lady teachers, 1850-1900
The everyday world of women who taught: some theoretical considerations
Daughters of the state: the first compulsory generations, 1870-1890
The schooling of outcast girls
Notes on writing the history of women's education