The Expansion of the Educational System: Ontario's Educative Society, Volume I
This volume contains a general introduction to the whole series, followed by seven chapters giving most of the quantitative information in compact form. The introduction discusses some current issues and problems in education: the economic value of education to the individual and to society, the effects of automation, the role of the school in social and emotional development, vocational training and physical development, and the relationship between education and social class. The main body of the text describes the quantitative growth of the educational system and is organized into seven topics: characteristics of the population, school enrollment, the proliferation of educational institutions, university enrolment, enrolment in other post-secondary institutions, and the financing of the system. It contains much specialized statistical material including 46 charts and 225 tables, and will be an excellent work of reference.Continue Reading Read Less
- Series: Heritage
- World Rights
- Page Count: 396 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Reviews"Fleming's volumes are without equal, not only in Ontario but across the nation, in their analysis and synthesis of a province's educational development. For all who are interested in any facet of Ontario education, broadly defined, this series will be a ready and authoritative reference."
"This scrupulous concern for accuracy coupled with the range of subjects treated explains why Ontario's Educative Society is at the very least an indispensable reference work ... [It] is a monumental study and no one seriously interested in Ontario or Canadian education can afford not to be familiar with the riches it contains."
Robin S. Harris
University of Toronto Quarterly
"... the very weight of the research and its literature and well laid-out presentation makes these volumes invaluable as reference material."
W.G. Fleming (1923-1975) was a professor emeritus of Education at the University of Toronto and at OISE.
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