(1985) Women Teachers in Edmonton Public Schools, 1940-1950.
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The Second World War and its aftermath did not create greater opportunities for women workers, although more women worked, and more married women worked, at the end of the decade than at the beginning. The proportion of women in the professions, and specifically in teaching, declined during this decade. In the Edmonton Public School System the proportion of women teachers and administrators at all levels stagnated or declined during this decade, despite growth in the system after the end of the War. Women teachers with similar amounts of education and experience were also much more likely to teach elementary school and not to teach secondary or be principals than their male counterparts.