1st Edition

Transnationalism, Gender and the History of Education

Edited By Deirdre Raftery, Marie Clarke Copyright 2017
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Teaching Sisters and transnational networks: recruitment and education expansion in the long nineteenth century Deirdre Raftery

    2. Education for girls in Ireland: secondary and vocational curricular provision 1930–1960 Marie Clarke

    3. Gender, cosmopolitanism and transnational space and time: Kasuya Yoshi and girls’ secondary education Joyce Goodman

    4. Beyond centre and periphery: transnationalism in two teacher/suffragettes' work Lynne Trethewey & Kay Whitehead

    5. Teaching morality and religion in nineteenth-century colonial Algeria: gender and the civilising mission Rebecca Rogers

    6. Our Boys: the Christian Brothers and the formation of youth in the ‘new Ireland’, 1914-1944 Daire Keogh

    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 Maria Williams

    8. ‘A position of usefulness’: gendering history of girls’ education in colonial Hong Kong (1850s–1890s) Patricia Pok‐kwan Chiua

    9. Teacher mobility and transnational ‘British World’ space: the League of the Empire’s ‘Interchange of Home and Dominion teachers’, 1907-1931 Jody Crutchley

    10. They came with a purpose: educational journeys of nineteenth-century Irish Dominican Sisters Jenny Collins

    11. William Graham Brooke (1835-1907): advocate of girls’ superior schooling in nineteenth-century Ireland Christopher McCormack


    Deirdre Raftery is a historian of education at University College Dublin, with special interest in female education in the long nineteenth century. She is currently completing her twelfth book, on women religious (nuns) and missionary education. She was editor of History of Education (Routledge) for five years, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

    Marie Clarke is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, University College Dublin. She researches and publishes in the areas of History of Education, Higher Education, Education Policy and Teacher Education.