Miss Wauchope’s ‘dreams of an up-to-date school’

Monday 19 September 2016

Miss Wauchope’s ‘dreams of an up-to-date school’

Presented by Professor Kay Whitehead

This presentation focuses on schooling in South Australia from the 1870s to the 1930s. Included in it will be a brief overview of the 1875 legislation for compulsory schooling in South Australia, followed by a discussion of the implications for private and public schools in the Burnside district, and for teachers’ careers. Included in the presentation will be Burnside and Rose Park schools, along with significant individuals such as Elihu Broadbent, Marjorie Hübbe and Mavis Wauchope.

Kay Whitehead is a Professor of History of Education in the School of Education at Flinders University. Her historical research focuses mainly on teachers from the mid-19th to mid-20th century in South Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. She has recently completed a book Lillian de Lissa, women teachers and teacher education in the twentieth century: a transnational history.

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Miss Wauchope’s ‘dreams of an up-to-date school’

Presented by Professor Kay Whitehead

This presentation focuses on schooling in South Australia from the 1870s to the 1930s. Included in it will be a…

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