Story: Tertiary education

Trainee teachers, late 19th century

Trainee teachers, late 19th century

This is a group of trainee teachers at the teacher training school in Dunedin, possibly around the 1880s. The great majority of trainees are women and it is likely the older bearded man to the left is their teacher. Women have always dominated teacher training enrolments.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S11-286b

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Tertiary education - Colleges of education before 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012