“Nature Study” as a Subject in the School Curriculum: A Female’s Voice from the Early Days

  • Rhona Miller
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


In 1955, the author set out on a 32-year career in teaching. Although trained as a primary school specialist, eight years were spent teaching in secondary schools coupled with a short time assisting on field trips with overseas university students. This chapter is a piecing together the fragments of memories about how the natural world was incorporated into the lessons planned and taught across those decades.


Nature School curriculum Children Inquiry method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rhona Miller
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  1. 1.BlackbuttAustralia

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