The Forgotten Contribution of the Teaching Sisters
A Historiographical Essay on the Educational Work of Catholic Women Religious in the 19th and 20th Centuries
For far too long, Catholic teaching sisters have been overlooked in the history of education. During the past twenty-five years, however, researchers have begun to explore the fundamental role played by these women in teaching children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This essay provides the first detailed overview of the historiography of the teaching sisters in Western Europe, North America, Latin America, and Australasia, surveying scholarship since 1985. It reviews the literature on six major themes: contribution to schooling, teaching orders and schools, educational philosophy, content and practice, life and lived experience of teachers and students, the professionalization of teaching, and changes in the composition of the teaching staff . Very rich in bibliographical references, this book is indispensable for all further research on this significant but underexplored group of women teachers.
Marc Depaepe is Professor of History of Education at the University of Leuven.
Prize Finalist, J. David Greenstone Book Award (Politics and History Section, American Political Science Association)
Between Educationalization and Appropriation
Selected Writings on the History of Modern Educational Systems
These selected writings provide not only a thorough introduction to the history of modern educational systems, but also a twenty-five-year overview of the work of a well-known pioneer in the field of history of education.
Order in Progress
Everyday Education Practice in Primary Schools—Belgium, 1880–1970
An Educational Pilgrimage to the United States
Travel Diary by Raymond Buyse, 1922
On Criteria for Educational Research