There have been two significant events in the history of women's employment in state education.
The first was the introduction, in 1902, of a regulation requiring women to resign when they married. This consolidated an existing social practice which prevented many women from undertaking teaching as a life-long career.
The second major event was the re-employment of married women on a temporary basis in 1940 which culminated in a provision for the permanent employment of such women in 1969.
This study treats the period 1860–1983 in three separate sections divided by these two events.
Contents and introduction (PDF, 34KB)
1860–1902 (PDF, 1.1MB)
1902–1940 (PDF, 2.1MB)
1940–1983 (PDF, 622KB)
Conclusion and references (PDF, 51KB)
Appendix (PDF, 535KB)