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Pearce, Joanna L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Nineteenth-century educators worried that blind children were particularly susceptible to moral apathy, religious decay, and atheism because they could not see the beauty of nature. These educators used instruction in biology, zoology, and natural history to teach blind children about the beauty of the natural world and the breadth of God's…
Descriptors: Blindness, Educational History, Science Education, Students with Disabilities
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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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Raptis, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
British Columbia (BC) charted its own course in 1949 when it passed legislation permitting Indigenous children to be schooled in provincial public schools. That is, BC's law predated federal legislation allowing integrated schooling by two years. This paper examines how and why BC followed its own policy path with respect to the schooling of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Legislation
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Gleason, Mona – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
Using a collection of settler family letters to the Elementary Correspondence School (ECS) in British Columbia, the first provincial government--supported "schooling by mail" arrangement of its kind in Canada, I highlight the efforts of rural families to secure an education for their children in the period between the First and Second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Schools, Correspondence Schools
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Clark, Penney; Gleason, Mona; Petrina, Stephen – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
The development of the Child Study Centre (CSC) at University of British Columbia (UBC) provides a unique perspective on the complex and often contradictory relationship between child study and preschool education in postwar Canada. In this article, the authors detail the development and eventual closure of the CSC at UBC, focusing on the uneasy…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Child Care, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Raptis, Helen – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
Little empirical research has investigated the integration of Canada's Aboriginal children into provincial school systems. Furthermore, the limited existing research has tended to focus on policymakers and government officials at the national level. Thus, the policy shift from segregation to integration has generally been attributed to Canada's…
Descriptors: Day Schools, American Indian Education, School Districts, Foreign Countries
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Di Mascio, Anthony – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
The educational history of Upper Canada is commonly written as the succession of an elite group of educational reformers who advocated a centralized system of mass schooling. However, the recent shift in research on Upper Canada away from the narrative of prominent individuals who controlled the social, political, and economic development of the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Democracy, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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von Heyking, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
At the beginning of the twentieth century, English-Canadian schools have attempted to create citizens of good character who were loyal to a Canadian nation defined by its role in the British Empire. Because of the country's experience in World War I, Canadians refined their identity in the 1920s, keeping it distinct from its relationship with…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, Secondary Schools, Nationalism
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Cavanagh, Sheila L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2005
In this essay, the author first describes the cultural ethos of the Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario (FWTAO), with its primary commitment to the never-married teacher. She then traces the declining status of the single, female teacher in the postwar period. Coupled with this decline is an emphasis placed on the importance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Women Faculty, Sexual Orientation
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Sheehan, Nancy M. – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
One of the organizations central to the temperance movement was the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The educational work of one Canadian WCTU organization is examined to ascertain the effectiveness of using both the public school system and informal education arrangements to accomplish group goals. (RM)
Descriptors: Alcoholic Beverages, Comparative Education, Drinking, Educational Strategies
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Curtis, Bruce – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Explores the part that education played in British efforts to reform society following the failed Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38. Examines the inherent contradictions in establishing liberal democratic institutions to suppress and change a national character. British colonial authorities used these changes to create the infrastructural context for…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Conflict, Developing Institutions, Educational Administration
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Axelrod, Paul – History of Education Quarterly, 1996
Summarizes the various interpretations and representations of Canadian educational history in textbooks and other scholarly publications from the last 20 years. Charts the appearance in educational history of intellectual and social history, as well as minority and feminist considerations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Adams, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Reviews INDIAN EDUCATION IN CANADA, volumes one and two by Barman, Hebert, and McCaskill (1986). States that the books are a valuable introduction to the field of Canadian Indian educational history as they present historical case studies and examine various aspects of the recent Indian self-determination movement. (GEA)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, Canada Natives
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Harrigan, Patrick J. – History of Education Quarterly, 1986
Compares trends in English, Canadian, and French historiography, and alludes to trends concerning the United States, Europe generally, and Quebec within the framework of comparative historiography.
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lawr, Douglas A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1972
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Personnel, Educational History
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