My brothers were all ‘learnt out’ and my sons soon would be: Public Debate Over Schooling in Quebec, 1814–1823

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My brothers were all ‘learnt out’ and my sons soon would be: Public Debate Over Schooling in Quebec, 1814–1823
Abstract
The author points out that a public debate over the market provision of schooling and the possibilities of monitorial pedagogy raged in Quebec City during the second decade of the nineteenth century. Debate intensified when a group of small merchant-manufacturers organised a school association in 1818. The group was denounced by private venture schoolmasters in a debate in the pages of the Quebec Mercury newspaper for attempting to create an unfair monopoly. Others warned of the dangers to society of universal education for the "lower orders". The author argues that the school association failed in its immediate objectives, but it was a precursor to the Quebec British and Canadian School Society, organised in 1823 and associated with the British and Foreign School Society in London.
Publication
History of Education
Volume
Vol. 40
Issue
no. 5
Pages
615-633A publ
Date
September 2011
Language
en
Citation
Curtis, Bruce. “My Brothers Were All ‘Learnt out’ and My Sons Soon Would Be: Public Debate Over Schooling in Quebec, 1814–1823.” History of Education Vol. 40, no. 5 (September 2011): 615–633A publ.
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