Public Education In Upper Canada Volume 15

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHerbert Thomas John Coleman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...which is to follow. Apart from its efforts on behalf of the schools just named, the Board devoted itself mainly to the making of rules for the government of schools, to the prescribing and in some cases to the publishing of text-books for use in the common schools, and to the seconding of tfee efforts of Sir John Colborne in the establishment of Upper Canada College. 1From letter, dated May aoth, 1823, to Executive Council, given in Doc. Hist., Vol. I, p. 180. 'From minutes of first meeting of Board, Doc. Hist., Vol. III, p. 1. The noteworthy fact about the General Board of Education, and the fact which in the end led to its discontinuance, was the entire absence of any responsibility on its part to the popular branch of the legislature. It could and it did undertake to divert the proceeds of the school lands to purposes of which the House of Assembly cordially disapproved. It could and it did undertake to supersede the common schools established by Parliamentary enactments with a system of schools wholly sectarian in character. Apparently Dr. Egerton Ryerson, subsequently the founder of the present common school system of Ontario, had these circumstances in mind when, in 1833, he offered the following criticism of a proposed piece of legislation. The next leading feature of the Bill is the appointment of a General Board of Education.... This is proposed to be left to the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or person administering the Government; a proposition in our opinion radically objectionable. It makes the system of Education, in theory, a mere engine of the Executive,--a system which is liable to all the abuse, suspicion, jealousy and opposition caused by despotism; and it withholds from the system of Common School education, in its...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...which is to follow. Apart from its efforts on behalf of the schools just named, the Board devoted itself mainly...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217539181

ISBN - 13:9780217539180

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