This new collection is an ideal sourcebook for courses in the history of education, social history courses and for the general reader interested in the history of education in Canada. It focuses on th
This new collection is an ideal sourcebook for courses in the history of education, social history courses and for the general reader interested in the history of education in Canada. It focuses on the social contexts of education, the curriculum as an instrument of social, economic and political policy, the role and status of teachers, and above all, what actually went on in schools and classrooms.
Each topic begins with an editor introduction, followed by a key secondary interpretative article and concludes with a wealth of primary and secondary source material including diaries and other personal testimony, government reports, statistical surveys, and curriculum documents. All the material in the book was used as the basis for a dynamic course for history and education students.
Chapter 1: Educating Girls and Native Peoples in New France Documents Chapter 2: Pioneer Education to 1840 Documents Chapter 3: Teaching as a Career for Women Documents Chapter 4: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Mid-Nineteenth Century Documents Chapter 5: Rural School Teachers Documents Chapter 6: Gender and Domestic Science Documents Chapter 7: The Goals of Physical Education Documents Chapter 8: High School Culture Between the Wars Documents Chapter 9: Native Education Documents Chapter 10: Growing Up: 1914-1960 Documents Chapter 11: Teaching Teachers Documents Chapter 12: The Ideal Curriculum Documents Chapter 13: Assessment and Accountability Documents