Transnational Froebelian travelling teachers

Authored by: Kerry Bethell

The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138672628
eBook ISBN: 9781315562421
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The research project, with a small grant from the Froebel Trust, studied the professional lives of 21 women involved in the transnational two-way flow of teachers of young children between New Zealand and United Kingdom from 1877 to 1920. The project’s central aim was to seek out and identify these largely unknown teachers and to trace the impact of their individual and collective experiences as global travellers both personally and professionally. The broader aim was to move beyond the restoration and celebration of teachers into kindergarten history to provide a more nuanced understanding of the complexities of their lives and work as teachers.

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