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ERIC Number: EJ981668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Perilous Times: An Oral History of Teachers' Experience with School Inspection in the 1930s
Milewski, Patrice
History of Education, v41 n5 p637-656 2012
School inspectors and school inspection were integral features of the elementary public school system in Ontario from the 1840s until the practice was abandoned in 1967. From its earliest beginnings and subsequent development, school inspection and school inspectors were established as an important institution of the educational state. By regulation every teacher in the province could expect a twice-annual unannounced visit from a state-appointed male school inspector--more frequently if difficulties arose. This study explores teachers' experiences of school inspection and inspectors during the 1930s by drawing on the oral history accounts of 17 women and four men who taught elementary school in various regions of the province. (Contains 121 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada