Schooling in Transition offers students a broad survey of key themes in the history of education, bringing together ground-breaking research on developments from across Canada with the best work published in the field. Looking back over two centuries of education history in Canada, this textbook highlights the degree to which key issues -- such as local versus central control of the public education system, and the accommodation of minority needs -- continue to shape the experience of children within our schools. Schooling in Transition is ideally structured to accommodate a one-semester university-level course: each chapter contains a short thematic introduction, two articles addressing the common theme, and suggestions for further readings. A general introduction by the editors outlines the main issues in the historiography of education in Canada, while historical illustrations included throughout serve to stimulate readers' interest and promote debate.
Sara Z. Burke is an associate professor in the Department of History at Laurentian University. Patrice Milewski is an associate professor in the School of Education at Laurentian University.
Table of Contents Introduction - Schooling in Transition: Writing the History of Canadian Education Chapter 1: Colonial Schooling Chapter 2: Education Reform: Concern or Control? Chapter 3: Local Resistance to Central Policy Chapter 4: Compulsory Schooling and the Family Economy Chapter 5: Expanding Opportunities for Women Chapter 6: Teachers' Work Chapter 7: Patterns of Exclusion Chapter 8: Indigenous Education Chapter 9: French-Language Schooling Outside Quebec Chapter 10: The Challenges of "Progressive" Education Chapter 11: Post-War Conformity Chapter 12: Back to the Basics? Schooling in the 1990s Permission Credits Illustration Credits