17 SES 03 B, Educating 'The Other'
In recent years historians have been interrogating twentieth century women teachers’ work in a variety of countries and using diverse primary sources. For example, Depaepe, Lauwers and Simon (2006) have discussed the feminisation of teaching in Belgium. History is Hers (Coulter and Harper 2005) is based on interviews with Canadian women teachers and Cunningham and Gardner’s (2004) study of British teachers draws on teachers’ recollections as well as official documents. There are also some studies of teachers who travelled abroad to work for varying periods of time. They include ‘exchange teachers’ who were sponsored by the League of Empire (Whitehead 2014) and British teachers who were recruited to Canada when there was a shortage of teachers in the 1920s (Barber 2005). While historians have addressed women teachers’ work through the prism of gender, less attention has been paid to teachers’ national identities.
This paper focuses on three British women teachers who travelled overseas to work in Germany, South Africa and the Gold Coast (Ghana) after World War Two. Paying particular attention to their national identities, I ask ‘how did women represent their work as progressive teachers in Germany, South Africa and the Gold Coast?’ and ‘What ideas about foreign lands and people were they communicating to people at home in England?’
M. Barber, ‘Nation-Building in Saskatchewan: Teachers from the British Isles in Saskatchewan Rural Schools in the 1920s’, in P. Buckner and R. Francis (eds), Canada and the British World: Culture, Migration and Identity (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006), 215-233. R. Coulter and H. Harper, eds. History is Hers: Women Educators in Twentieth Century Ontario (Calgary: Detselig, 2005). P. Cunningham and P. Gardner, Becoming Teachers: Texts and Testimonies 1907-1950 (London: Woburn Press 2004). M. Depaepe, H. Lauwers and F. Simon, ‘The Feminisation of the Teaching Profession in Belgium and the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ in R. Cortina and S. San Roman, eds, Women and Teaching: Global Perspectives on the Feminisation of a Profession (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). S. Hall, ‘Introduction: Who Needs Identity?’ in S. Hall and P. du Gay, eds. Questions of Cultural Identity (London: Sage, 1996). K. Weiler, ‘Reflections on Writing a History of Women Teachers’, Harvard Educational Review 67/4 (1997). K. Whitehead, ‘Exchange Teachers as “Another Link in Binding the [British] Empire” in the Interwar Years’, Historia Social y de la Educacion / Social and Education History 3/1 (2014), 1-24.
Some networks have already started to plan their chairperson(s).
But at the moment chairpersons are only pencilled in, as we will still need to check for time conflicts between presentation and chairing duties. EERA office will work on this in due course and then officially let chairpersons know about their chairing duties.
Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
The programme is updated regularly (each day in the morning)
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.