‘Labouring in a Great Cause’: Marcus Child as Pioneer School Inspector in Lower Canada’s Eastern Townships, 1852-59

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Author/collaborator
Title
‘Labouring in a Great Cause’: Marcus Child as Pioneer School Inspector in Lower Canada’s Eastern Townships, 1852-59
Abstract
Marcus Child was a former member of the Lower Canada Legislative Assembly when he was appointed school inspector for the St. Francis district in 1852. Child’s territory included over two hundred elementary schools and seven colleges and academies. He applied liberalism and paternalism to his job in ways similar to heading a family. He opposed compulsory taxes for schools, acted as justice of the peace and led school building initiatives in the mid-1850s.
Publication
Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation
Volume
Vol. 10
Issue
no. 1-2
Pages
85-115
Date
Spring & Fall 1998
Language
en
Citation
Little, J. I. “‘Labouring in a Great Cause’: Marcus Child as Pioneer School Inspector in Lower Canada’s Eastern Townships, 1852-59.” Historical Studies in Education/Revue d’histoire de l’éducation Vol. 10, no. 1–2 (Spring & Fall 1998): 85–115.
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