The School Promoters: Education and Social Class in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada

By Alison Prentice

© 2003

We tend to think of contemporary concern for reform in education as unprecedented in its intensity and scope. But as this book about mid-nineteenth century educational ideology shows, the urge to improve society through its schools has been with us a long time. The author examines the attitudes that shaped the Ontario public school system during its formative years, when Upper Canadians first explored and the provincial government finally adopted the principle of compulsory mass schooling under the auspices and control of the state.

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  • Series: Canadian Social History Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 0.6in x 8.5in
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The author examines the attitudes that shaped the Ontario public school system during its formative years, when Upper Canadians first explored and the provincial government finally adopted the principle of compulsory mass schooling under the auspices and control of the state.

The School Promoters: Education and Social Class in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada

By Alison Prentice

© 2003

We tend to think of contemporary concern for reform in education as unprecedented in its intensity and scope. But as this book about mid-nineteenth century educational ideology shows, the urge to improve society through its schools has been with us a long time. The author examines the attitudes that shaped the Ontario public school system during its formative years, when Upper Canadians first explored and the provincial government finally adopted the principle of compulsory mass schooling under the auspices and control of the state.

Product Details

  • Series: Canadian Social History Series
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5in x 0.6in x 8.5in
  • Author Information

    Alison Prentice is Professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / University of Toronto.

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