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CURRICULUM VITAE

Alison Prentice



Personal × Born in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., 1934

× Landed Immigrant to Canada, 1939

× Citizen of Canada, 1959
Languages: English and French

Education
1955 B.A. Smith College Honours History

1958 M.A. University of Toronto History

1974 Ph.D. University of Toronto History
Thesis Title
"The School Promoters: Education and Social Class in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada"

Appointments
Teacher of History, Bishop Strachan School, 1955-57

Teacher of History and French, Harbord Collegiate Institute, 1959-61, 1963

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Toronto, 1958-59, 1962, 1964-67

Teaching Assistant, Department of History and Philosophy of Education,

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Summer 1970

Lecturer, then Assistant Professor, Department of History, Atkinson College,

York University, 1972-75

Associate Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Education,

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 1975-83

Professor, Departments of History and Philosophy/Theory and Policy Studies

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, 1983-1998

Adjunct Professor, Department of History, University of Victoria, 1996-

Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, 1998


Honours and Awards
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Research on Women, Stanford University, 1981/82; Adjunct Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, 1986
Honourable Mention, Marion Porter Prize for the best women's studies article, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, 1982 (with Ruth Pierson)
Founders' Prize, for the best article on the history of education in Canada, Canadian History of Education Association, 1986 (with Marta Danylewycz)
Hilda Neatby Prize, for the best article in Canadian women's history, Canadian Historical Association, 1987 (with Marta Danylewycz; co-winner with Franca Iacovetta)
YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto, Women of Distinction Special Award, for Canadian Women: A History, May 1991
Book Prize, Canadian Association for Foundations in Education, June 1992 (with Susan Houston), for Schooling and Scholars in Nineteenth-Century Ontario
Distinguished Service Award, Canadian Association for Foundations in Education, June 1992
Founders' Prize, for the best anthology on the history of education in Canada, 1990-1991, Canadian History of Education Association, 1992 (with Ruby Heap)
Honorary Doctor of Letters, Guelph University, February 1993
Creation of Alison Prentice prize for the best book in women's history by the Ontario Historical Society, to be awarded for the first time in 1998
Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Western Ontario, June 1998
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1998
Distinguished Lecturer
× Women's Studies Centre, Simon Fraser University, January 1982
× Faculty of Education, University of Saskatchewan, March 1985
× Canadian Studies Association, University of Alberta, Athabaska University, and Grant McEwan Community College, November 1986
× Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, June 1991

Publications
Monographs, Essay and Document Collections, Special Issues
(With Susan Houston) ed., Family, School and Society in Nineteenth Century Canada (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1975), 294 pp.
The School Promoters: Education and Social Class in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977), 192 pp.
(With Susan Mann Trofimenkoff) ed., The Neglected Majority: Essays in Canadian Women's History (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977), 192 pp.
(With Beth Light) ed., Pioneer and Gentlewomen of British North America (Toronto: New Hogtown Press, 1980), 245 pp.
(With Susan Mann Trofimenkoff) ed., The Neglected Majority: Essays in Canadian Women's History, Vol. 2 (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985), 224 pp.
Editor, Special Issue on the History of Education, Ontario History LXXVIII, 4 (December 1986)

88 pp.
(With Paula Bourne, Gail cuthbert Brandt, Beth Light, Wendy Mitchinson and Naomi Black, Canadian Women: A History (Toronto: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988), 496 pp.; second edition (Harcourt Brace Canada, 1996) 510 pp.
(With Susan E. Houston) Schooling and Scholars in Nineteenth Century Ontario (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988), 418 pp.
(With Marjorie Theobald) ed., Women Who Taught: Perspectives on the History of Women and Teaching (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991), 301 pp.
(With Ruby Heap) ed. Gender and Education in Ontario: An Historical Reader (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 1991), 356 pp.
(With Wendy Mitchinson, Paula Bourne, Gail Cuthbert Brandt, Beth Light, and Naomi Black) ed., Canadian Women: A Reader (Harcourt Brace Canada, 1996) 432 pp.
(With Beverly Boutilier) ed., Creating Historical Memory: English-Canadian Women and the Work of History (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1997)
(With Inga Elgqvist-Saltzman and Alison Mackinnon) ed., Education into the Twenty-First Century: Dangerous Terrain for Women? (London: Falmer Press, 1998).

(With Elizabeth Smyth, Sandra Acker, and Paula Bourne) ed., Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women’s Professional Work (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999)
Chapters in Books
"The American Example," Chapter 3 in J. Donald Wilson, Robert M. Stamp and Louis-Philippe Audet, eds., Canadian Education: A History (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1970), pp. 41-68.
"The Public Instructor: Ryerson and the Role of the Public School Administrator," in Neil Macdonald and Alf Chaiton, eds., Egerton Ryerson and His Times, (Toronto: Macmillan, 1978) pp. 129-159.
"Towards a Feminist History of Women and Education" in David Jones, et al., eds., Approaches to Educational History, (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, Monographs in Education, 1981), pp. 39-64.
(With Marta Danylewycz) "Past as Present in the Experience of Women Teachers: A Quebec and Ontario Case Study" J. Megarry, ed., Women and Education, World Year Book of Education, 1983/84: 163-172.
"Themes in the History of the Women Teachers' Association of Toronto," in Paula Bourne, ed., Women's Paid and Unpaid work (Toronto: New Hogtown Press, 1985): 97-121.
"`Friendly Atoms in Chemistry': Women and Men at the Toronto Normal School," in David Keane and Colin Read, eds., Old Ontario: Essays in Honour of J.M.S. Careless (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1990).
"Multiple Realities: The History of Women Teachers in Canada," in Frieda Forman, Mary O'Brien, Jane Haddad, Dianne Hallman and Philinda Masters, eds., Feminism and Education: A Canadian Perspective (Toronto: Centre for Women's Studies in Education, OISE, 1990).
(With Marjorie Theobald), "The Historiography of Women Teachers: A Retrospect," in Prentice and Theobald, eds., Women Who Taught: Perspectives on the History of Women and Teaching (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991).
Plate 60 "Education: Variety and Separateness, 1851-1891", Plate 61 "The Quest for Universal Schooling, 1851-1891" Historical Atlas of Canada Volume II (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993).
"Elizabeth Allin: Physicist," in Elspeth Cameron and Janice Dickin, eds., Great Dames: (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997).
"Laying Siege to the Professoriate" in Beverly Boutilier and Alison Prentice, eds., Creating Historical Memory: English-Canadian Women and the Work of History (Vancouver: University of British Columbia University Press, 1997).
"Women's Teaching and Scholarly Work in Canada: Challenging the Stereotypes," in Inga Elgqvist-Saltzman, Alison Mackinnon and Alison Prentice, eds., Education into the Twenty-First Century: Dangerous Terrain for Women? (London: Falmer Press, 1998).
Three Women in Physics,” in Elizabeth Smyth, Sandra Acker, Paula Bourne and Alison Prentice, eds., Challenging Professions: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Women’s Professional Work (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999).
Workers, Professionals, Pilgrims: Tracing Canadian Women’s Teaching Lives,” in Sue Middleton and Kathleen Weiler, eds., Telling Women’s Lives: Narrative Inquiries in the History of Women Teachers (Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, 1999).
A Blackboard in Her Kitchen: Women and Physics at the University of Toronto, 1890-1990,” in Monique Frize and Ruby Heap, eds., Women and Science in Canada (forthcoming, University of Ottawa Press).
Articles in Refereed Journals
(As Alison Smith), "John Strachan and Early Upper Canada, 1799-1814," Ontario History 52 (September 1960) 3: 159-75.
"Education and the Metaphor of the Family: The Upper Canadian Example," History of Education Quarterly, 12 (Fall 1972) 3: 281-303: reprinted in Michael B. Katz and Paul H. Mattingly eds., Educational and Social Change: Themes from Ontario's Past (New York: New York University Press, 1975).
"The Feminization of Teaching in British North America and Canada, 1845-1875," Social History/histoire sociale, 8 (May, 1975): 5-20; reprinted in Susan Mann Trofimenkoff and Alison Prentice, eds., The Neglected Majority: Essays in Canadian Women's History (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977); and in J.M. Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Volume I, Before Confederation (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1986).
"Writing Women into History: The History of Women's Work in Canada," Atlantis, 3, 2 (Spring, 1978): 72-83.
(With Marta Danylewycz and Beth Light) "The Evolution of the Sexual Division of Labour in Teaching: A Nineteenth Century Ontario and Quebec Case Study," Social History/histoire sociale 31 (May 1983): 81-109, reprinted in Jane Gaskell and Arlene McLaren, eds., Women and Education: A Canadian Perspective, (Calgary: Detselig, 1987, and reprint edition, 1990).
(With Ruth Pierson) "Feminism and the Writing and Teaching of History" Atlantis, 7, 2 (Spring 1982), pp. 37-46; reprinted in Miles, Angela R., and Finn, Geraldine, eds., Feminism in Canada: From Pressure to Politics, (Montreal: Black Rose, 1982) pp. 103-118, and in Terry Crowley, ed., Clio's Craft: A Primer of Historical Methods (Mississauga, Ontario: Copp Clark Pitman Ltd., 1988, and reprint edition, 1989).
(With Susan Laskin and Beth Light) "Studying the History of an Occupation: Quantitative Sources on Canadian Teachers in the Nineteenth Century," Archivaria, No. 14, Summer 1982, pp. 75-92.
(With Marta Danylewycz) "Teachers, Gender and Bureaucratizing School Systems in Nineteenth Century Montreal and Toronto," History of Education Quarterly, (Spring 1984): 75-100.
"From Household to School House: The Emergence of the Teacher as Servant of the State," Material History Bulletin, 20 (Autumn 1984): 19-29.
(With Marta Danylewycz) "Revising the History of Teachers: A Canadian Perspective," Interchange 17, 2 (1986): 135-46.
(With Marta Danylewycz) "Teachers' Work: Changing Patterns and Perceptions in the Emerging School Systems of 19th and Early 20th Century Central Canada," Labour/le travail (Spring 1986): 59-80; reprinted in Jenny Ozga, ed., Schoolwork: Approaches to the Labour Process of Teaching (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1988; in Prentice and Theobald, eds., Women Who Taught (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991); and in J.M. Bumsted, ed., Interpreting Canada's Past: Volume II, Post-Confederation, 2nd edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993).
"Scholarly Passion: Two Persons Who Caught It," Historical Studies in Education/Revue d'histoire de l'éducation 1, 1 (Spring 1989): 7-25; reprinted in Prentice and Theobald, eds., Women Who Taught (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1991).
"Bluestockings, Feminists, or Women Workers? A Preliminary Look at Women's Early Employment at the University of Toronto," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (1991) 231-61.
(With Ruby Heap) "'The Outlook for Old Age is Not Hopeful': The Struggle of Female Teachers over Pensions in Quebec, 1880-1914," Histoire sociale/Social History (May 1993) 67-94.
"The Early History of Women in University Physics: A Toronto Case Study," Physics in Canada 52, 2 (March 1996) 94-100.
Vivian Pound Was a Woman? The Unfolding of a Research Project, “ Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’education 13, 2 (2001): 99-112.
Book Reviews
"The History of Working Women in Canada" Essay Review of Janice Acton, et al., eds., Women at Work: Ontario, 1850-1930 (Toronto: Canadian Women's Educational Press, 1974) Social History/histoire sociale, 9 (May 1976).
The Proper Sphere: Women's Place in Canadian Society, ed. by Ramsay Cook and Wendy Mitchinson (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1976) Atlantis (Fall 1977).
Margaret Bryant, The Unexpected Revolution: A Study in the History of the Education of Women and Girls in the Nineteenth Century. (London: 1979); Sheila Fletcher, Feminists and Bureaucrats: A Study in the Development of Girls' Education in the Nineteenth Century. (Cambridge, England: 1980) Essay Review, History of Education Quarterly (Summer 1982).
In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women and Higher Education in America, by Barbara Miller Solomon (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985) History of Education (1987).
Her Natural Destiny: The Education of Women in New South Wales by Noeline Kyle (Sydney: New South Wales University Press, 1986) History of Education Review 18, 1 (1989).
American Teachers: Histories of a Profession at Work ed. Donald Warren (New York: MacMillan, 1989) Historical Studies in Education/Revue d'histoire de l'éducation (Spring 1991).
Inventing Secondary Education: The Rise of the High School in Nineteenth-Century Ontario, by R.D. Gidney and W.J.P. Millar (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990) History of Education Quarterly (Fall 1991).
Women of the Commonwealth: Work, Family, and Social Change in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts by Susan L. Porter (Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996) in Labour/le travail (Fall 1997).
City Teachers: Teaching and School Reform in Historical Perspective by Kate Rousmaniere (New York: Teachers College Press, 1997) Curriculum Inquiry (1999)
Country Schoolwomen: Teaching in rural California, 1850-1950, by Kathleen Weiler (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998) American Historical Review (December 1999).
Historical Dictionary of Women’s Education in the United States, ed. by Linda Eisenmann (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998) History of Education Quarterly 39, 2 (Summer1999).
The Gender of Breadwinners: Men, Women and Historical Practice, by Bonnie Smith (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998) Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’education 12, 1 and 2 (Spring/Fall 2000).
At Home Afloat: Women on the Waters of the Pacific Northwest, by Nancy Pagh (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2001) BC Studies (forthcoming).


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