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From: "BARBARA WINDER" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Elementry School Teacher
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:01:23 +0100
I know a bit about 2, but am happy to be corrected. My understanding is that in the last century lots of teachers were fairly unqualified, and many learnt `on the job`- young women who started to work as assistants in school from a young age. Although they eventually went on to early training colleges in many cases. If you like literature, Miriam in D H Lawrence's `Sons and Lovers` is an interesting example of a young teacher in the early 1900s, and both Lawrence and Jessie Chambers (Miriam is based on her) were teachers in real life. Remember also that until the 1940s(!) any female teacher getting married had to immediately resign her post.