Joseph Lancaster in Montreal (bis): Monitorial Schooling and Politics in a Colonial Context

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Title
Joseph Lancaster in Montreal (bis): Monitorial Schooling and Politics in a Colonial Context
Abstract
English Quaker Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838) introduced the monitorial system into the British education system. Under this system, one master taught a select group of older students, the monitors, and these in turn taught the rest. After going bankrupt and leaving England, Lancaster resided in Montreal from the summer of 1829 until the spring of 1833. He received government funding and support for his educational approach from Lower Canadian politicians from all factions. Lancaster’s involvement in politics and the election of 1832, as well as his association with Stephen Ayres, a mysterious cholera doctor, during the 1832 cholera epidemic, reduced his influence on colonial educational policies. He left Canada, and in October 1838 Lancaster had an accident in New York and soon after died of his injuries.
Publication
Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation
Volume
Vol. 17
Issue
no. 1
Pages
1-27
Date
Spring 2005
Language
en
Citation
Curtis, Bruce. “Joseph Lancaster in Montreal (Bis): Monitorial Schooling and Politics in a Colonial Context.” Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 1–27.
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