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Author Lenskyj, Helen.
Title A lot to learn : girls, women and education in the 20th century / Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.
Imprint Toronto : Women's Press, 2005.

Subject Lenskyj, Helen.
Girls -- Education -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Education -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women's studies.
Lesbian teachers -- Canada -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 181 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents " ... A bad start in my life but a happy ending": Margaret Irene (Evers) Jefferson -- " A place of sound discipline": Kambala foundation School for Girls -- Kambala: learning to win, learning to lose -- Activism, education, and Mothers -- More activism: challenging homophobia in Toronto Schools -- Women's studies: feminist educating feminists.
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Summary "Using sources from women's history, women's studies, and critical social theory, Dr. Lenskyj situates two stories - her own and that of her mother - within the broader Australian socio-cultural context from 1900 to 1960. She presents the background for her mother's narrative, beginning in 1832 when her grandfather arrived in Sydney, Australia, as a convict. She then examines her own experience as a working-class child attending a private school in the 1950s. Moving to Toronto, the story continues by documenting the interventions of mothers involved in school-community activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting on her experiences since 1986 as an openly lesbian professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Dr. Lenskyj includes a critical analysis of lesbian and gay activism aimed at educational change, and of developments in feminist pedagogy in the last two decades."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 141758856X (electronic bk.)
9781417588565 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 58918060
Additional Format Print version: Lenskyj, Helen. Lot to learn. Toronto : Women's Press, 2005 0889614482 (OCoLC)56873761