Household and Domestic Science: Entangling the Personal and the Professional

Egan, Bridget and Goodman, Joyce (2017) Household and Domestic Science: Entangling the Personal and the Professional. History of Education, 46 (2). pp. 176-192. ISSN 0046-760X

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This article focuses on how a BSc (Household and Social Science) from Kings College of Household and Social Science (KCHSS) inflected the life and work of Winifred Egan (1915-2007), a teacher, whose career spanned elementary and secondary schooling and teacher education. The article illustrates the ways in which KCHSS graduates deployed disciplinary knowledge around the developing science of nutrition not only in newly-opening spaces of laboratories but also in women’s customary spaces of school teaching. The article also demonstrates how the focus on science fostered at KCHSS and the technical proficiency in craft skills that characterised much domestic subjects teaching were re-balanced in differing teaching contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: science, technical, nutrition, elementary, secondary
Subjects: L Social studies > L321 Women's studies
L Social studies > L391 Sociology of science & technology
V Historical & philosophical studies > V146 Modern history 1920-1949
X Education > X900 Others in education
Departments: Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care > Education Studies
Depositing User: Bridget Egan
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2016 09:07
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2017 15:33

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