The professional experience of Irish Catholic women teachers in Victoria from 1930 - 1980

O’Shea, Eileen (2015) The professional experience of Irish Catholic women teachers in Victoria from 1930 - 1980. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This qualitative research study focusses on ‘The professional experience of Irish Catholic women teachers in Victoria from 1930 to 1980’. The research is based on a collection of reconstructed oral histories derived from interviews conducted with twenty-two Irish Catholic women, both lay and religious, who were primary and secondary teachers in Victoria, Australia. The professional lives reflected in these stories span from the 1930 to 1980. This study explores how Irish women teachers experienced education in Australian Catholic schools in Victoria in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, discipline, culture and religious traditions.

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Doctor of Education

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/31017
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields
Current > FOR Classification > 2204 Religion and Religious Traditions
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords teaching, professional experiences, history, 20th century, twentieth century, Roman Catholic Church, Catholics, Christian education, gender, identity, authority, place, curriculum, classroom, adventure, journey, faith, Vatican II Council, Irish Australians, Ireland
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