THE STRUGGLE OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN TEACHERS FOR GENDER EQUALITY

Amarilio Ferreira Jr.About the author

ABSTRACT

This article aims to explain the British (English and Gauls) feminist and suffragette teachers’ process for creating the NUWT. Driven by the struggle for being equally paid in relation to male teachers, a fraction of militant feminist teachers from the National Union of Teachers (NUT) founded the Equal Pay League (EPL), in 1904. Then, in 1906, EPL added to its acronym the National Federation of Women Teachers (EPL/NFWT) and later, in 1920, NFWT was turned into NUWT. The struggle of British female teachers for equal pay between men and women in the field of public education, achieved only in 1961, was an international reference for feminist movements in the Western world, especially in the second half of the twentieth century.

Keywords
Feminist and suffragists teachers; Gender equality; National Union of Women Teachers (NUWT)

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