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dc.contributor.authorCollins, Jennifer
dc.description.abstractIrish Catholic teaching sisters were major actors in the development of education systems in New World countries such as the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Immigrants themselves, they faced a number of key challenges as they sought to adapt Old World cultural and educational ideas to the education of the immigrant Irish in a new cultural, religious and educational context. A close examination of the wide range of sources available in private archives and elsewhere offers unique insights into the challenges facing 10 Irish Dominican Sister Teachers as they journeyed from Ireland to Dunedin to found primary and secondary schools in the young colony of New Zealand. This article examines their responses to their early experiences and the part they played in the development of a viable Catholic education system in nineteenth-century New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.publisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Groupen_NZ
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dc.subjectIrish Dominican teachersen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Worlden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand education pioneersen_NZ
dc.subjectIrish diasporaen_NZ
dc.titleThey came with a purpose : educational journeys of nineteenth-century Irish Dominican Sister Teachersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderRoutledge Taylor & Francis Groupen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden220202 History and Philosophy of Educationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationCollins, J. M. (2015). They came with a purpose: educational journeys of nineteenth-century Irish Dominican Sister Teachers. History of Education, 44(1) p. 44-63. DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2014.970591. NOTE. Available from link below.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume44 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleHistory of Education: Journal of the History of Education Societyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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