State of the Nation or Community of Spirit?: Schooling for Civic and Ethnic-Religious Nationalism in Insurrectionary Canada

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Title
State of the Nation or Community of Spirit?: Schooling for Civic and Ethnic-Religious Nationalism in Insurrectionary Canada
Abstract
The Rebellion of 1837 in Lower Canada caused British colonial authorities to advocate educational changes that would more closely integrate the French and English cultures. In 1838, Governor Lord Durham created an educational commission under Arthur Buller (1808-1869) to examine conditions and suggest reforms, especially in rural schools. The commission proposed a secular school system, modeled after reforms in Ireland, in which Catholics and Protestants would attend the same schools and religious education would be nondenominational. The Lower Canadian Catholic clergy opposed the reforms.
Publication
History of Education Quarterly
Volume
Vol. 43
Issue
no. 3
Pages
vi, 325-349
Date
2003
Language
en
Citation
Curtis, Bruce. “State of the Nation or Community of Spirit?: Schooling for Civic and Ethnic-Religious Nationalism in Insurrectionary Canada.” History of Education Quarterly Vol. 43, no. 3 (2003): vi, 325-349.
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