In the past decade, historians have begun to make use of the optic of ‘transnationalism’, a perspective used traditionally by social anthropologists and sociologists in their study of the movement and flow of ideas between continents and countries. Historical scholarship has adopted this tool, and in this book historians of education use it to add nuance and depth to research on gender and education, and particularly to the education experiences of women and girls.
The book brings together a group of internationally-regarded scholars, who are doing important research on transnationalism and the social construction of gender, with particular reference to education environments such as schools and colleges. The book is therefore very much at the cutting-edge of theoretical and methodological advances in the history of education.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the History of Education.
1. Teaching Sisters and transnational networks: recruitment and education expansion in the long nineteenth century 2. Education for girls in Ireland: secondary and vocational curricular provision 1930–1960 3. Gender, cosmopolitanism and transnational space and time: Kasuya Yoshi and girls’ secondary education 4. Beyond centre and periphery: transnationalism in two teacher/suffragettes' work 5. Teaching morality and religion in nineteenth-century colonial Algeria: gender and the civilising mission 6. Our Boys: the Christian Brothers and the formation of youth in the ‘new Ireland’, 1914-1944 7. Mobilising Mother Cabrini’s educational practice: the transnational context of the London school of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 1898–1911 8. ‘A position of usefulness’: gendering history of girls’ education in colonial Hong Kong (1850s–1890s) 9. Teacher mobility and transnational ‘British World’ space: the League of the Empire’s ‘Interchange of Home and Dominion teachers’, 1907-1931 10. They came with a purpose: educational journeys of nineteenth-century Irish Dominican Sisters 11. William Graham Brooke (1835-1907): advocate of girls’ superior schooling in nineteenth-century Ireland