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Contesting the 1944 McNair Report: Lillian de Lissa's Working Life as a Teacher Educator

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: History of Education, vol. 39, no. 4

Pages: 507-524

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: This article explores teacher educator Lillian de Lissa’s working life in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1944 the McNair report criticised residential colleges and their female staff as isolated and intellectually impoverished. However, in Australia and then as the foundation Principal of Gipsy Hill Training College, de Lissa was not only committed to teaching and administration, but also to presenting and publishing her scholarly work nationally and internationally. Furthermore, she chaired the Nursery School Association for nine years, gave evidence at several government inquiries and lectured in the United States in 1943. This article focuses on the elements of de Lissa’s career that might be included in an academic curriculum vitae in order to challenge the McNair report and highlight her contributions to early childhood education and teacher education.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/00467600903502436

ISSN: 0046-760X, 1464-5130

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Lillian De Lissa, Women Teachers and Teacher Education in the Twentieth Century, by Kay Whitehead

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: History of Education, vol. 46, no. 6

Pages: 856-859

Book reviews, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources

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Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2017.1313459

ISSN: 0046-760X, 1464-5130

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The Teacher Educator and the Suffragist: Lillian De Lissa and Muriel Matters' Activism in Australia and the United Kingdom

Available from: Taylor and Francis Online

Publication: History of Education, vol. 50, no. 6

Pages: 820-836

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources, Muriel Matters - Biographic sources, Northern Europe, Oceania, United Kingdom

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Abstract/Notes: Focusing on the transnational circulation of ideas about suffrage and education, this article explores the work of suffragist Muriel Matters (1877–1969), and teacher educator Lillian de Lissa (1885–1967). It begins with Matters’ and de Lissa’s childhoods and education in post-suffrage Australia, and their initial work as an actress and kindergarten teacher respectively. The second section focuses on the development of their politics when Matters migrated to England in 1905 and joined the Women’s Freedom League, and de Lissa became the foundation principal of the Adelaide Kindergarten Training College in 1907. The third section discusses their engagement with Maria Montessori’s educational approach, which Matters incorporated into her socialist feminist activism during the First World War, and which led to de Lissa’s recruitment to England as a liberal feminist teacher educator in 1917. The final section highlights their advocacy for Montessori education in the United Kingdom during the interwar years.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2021.1906457

ISSN: 0046-760X, 1464-5130

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Contextualizing and Contesting National Identities: Lillian de Lissa, 1885-1967

Available from: Gale Academic Onefile

Publication: Vitae Scholasticae, vol. 26, no. 1

Pages: 41-61

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Language: English

ISSN: 0735-1909

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Lillian de Lissa and Maria Montessori: Their legacy and promise for the future of South Australia's children

Available from: YouTube

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources, Maria Montessori - Biographic sources, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: The de Lissa Oration, presented by Dr Susan Feez

Runtime: 51:51

Language: English

Published: Adelaide, Australia, Nov 20, 2013

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Lillian de Lissa: Women Teachers and Teacher Education in the Twentieth Century a Transnational History [book review]

Available from: ScienceDirect

Publication: History of Education Review, vol. 47, no. 1

Pages: 102-103

Book reviews, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources

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Abstract/Notes: This is a review of the book by Kay Whitehead.

Language: English

DOI: 10.1108/HER-03-2018-0007

ISSN: 0819-8691

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Lillian de Lissa, Women Teachers and Teacher Education in the Twentieth Century: A Transnational History

Australasia, Australia, Australia and New Zealand, Lillian de Lissa - Biographic sources, Montessori method of education, Oceania

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Abstract/Notes: Beginning with Lillian de Lissa’s career as foundation principal of the Adelaide Kindergarten Training College in Australia (1907–1917) and Gipsy Hill Training College in London (1917–1947), and incorporating the lives and work of her Australian and British graduates, this book illuminates the transnational circulation of knowledge about teacher education and early childhood education in the twentieth century. Acutely aware of anxieties regarding the role of modern women and the social positioning of teachers, students who attended college under de Lissa’s leadership experienced a progressive institutional culture and comprehensive preparation for work as kindergarten, nursery and infant teachers. Drawing on a broad range of archival material, this study explores graduates’ professional and domestic lives, leisure activities and civic participation, from their initial work as novice teachers through diverse life paths to their senior years. Due to the interwar marriage bar, many women teachers married, resigned from paid work and became mothers. The book explores their experiences, along with those of lifelong teachers whose work spread across a range of educational fields and different parts of the world. Although most graduates spent their lives in Australia or England, de Lissa’s personal and professional networks traversed the British dominions and colonies, Europe and the USA, fostering fascinating global connections between people, places and educational ideas.

Language: English

Published: New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2016

ISBN: 978-3-0343-1955-3

Book Section

The Montessorians - M. M. Simpson and L. de Lissa

Book Title: Pioneers of Australian Education

Pages: 231-271

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Language: English

Published: Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney Press, 1983

ISBN: 978-0-424-00099-2

Series: Studies of the Development of Education in Australia, 1900-50

Volume: 3 of 3

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Montessori Milestones [Sister Mary Jacinta Shay; Nanette Schultz; Melissa Geis; Saundra Saunders; Elizabeth Bronsil; John Chattin-McNichols; Madelein Justis; Karla Marken; Nancy Drobish-Lloyd; Marlene Barron]

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 2, no. 2

Pages: 26

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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Board Elections–Individuals and Heads of Schools Ballot [Biographical sketches of 10 candidates]

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 5, no. 1

Pages: 37–38

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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