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Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia
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Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia (Hardback)

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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 education could both open and restrict opportunities for women. The author's perspective allows her to contribute to current historical debates on women, culture, education, sexuality and the state.

EducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAustralasian & Pacific history Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 26/04/1996 ISBN-13: 9780521420044  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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