Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia (Studies in Australian History) pdf epub fb2

Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia (Studies in Australian History) by Marjorie R. Theobald pdf epub fb2

Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia (Studies in Australian History) Author: Marjorie R. Theobald
Title: Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia (Studies in Australian History)
ISBN: 0521422329
ISBN13: 978-0521422321
Other Formats: rtf txt mobi azw
Pages: 308 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 13, 1998)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1792 kb
Size EPUB version: 1377 kb
Subcategory: Australia & Oceania




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.