The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial: Women Educators and Transnational Knowledge Exchange in Early Childhhood Education

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In recent years there has been a growing interest in transnational history, which is "the study of the ways in which past lives and events have been shaped by processes and relationships that have transcended the borders of nation states." The process of transnational knowledge exchange in early childhood education began in earnest in the early twentieth century when a growing number of women educators not only traveled overseas but also spent part of their working lives in other English-speaking countries. These women established "webs of influence that linked countries such as Australia and the United States with each other as well as with Great Britain."