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Author Perry, George D. (George Douglas), 1943-

Title The grand regulator : the miseducation of Nova Scotia's teachers, 1838-1997 / George D. Perry
Published Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents Introduction: Teacher training: "So little for the mind"? -- Pt I: Teacher training as "grand regulator": Establishing a provincial normal school, 1838-69 -- "The grand regulator": The normal school idea in Nova Scotia -- "A humiliating defeat" and a pyrrhic victory: The normal school bill of 1854 -- "Several pounds in arrears": Training begins at the Provincial Normal School -- "The Scylla and Charybdis of politics and denominationalism": The normal school and its critics -- Pt II: Beyond "The mere giving of knowledge": The elusive balance between scholarship and training, 1870-1926 -- "A democracy of education": Schooling and teachers for the children of the "labouring masses" -- The normal school's "Duality of function": Pedagogy and teachers' general education -- "The chloroforming effect" of popular education: training for rural teachers -- Pt III: Training as a woman's story, 1870-1961: The licensing, training, and education of women teachers -- "A concession to circumstances": An "unlimited supply" of women teachers -- "You took what you could get": Why women (and men) taught -- "The household life of the normal school": The "normalization" of teaching -- Pt IV: Conclusion, 1961-97 -- Haunted by its origins: Provincial teacher training after 142 years -- Appendix: The regulation and training of teachers: A chronology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Teachers -- Training of -- Government policy -- Nova Scotia.
Teachers -- Training of -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia.
Teachers -- Training of -- Nova Scotia -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773588922 (electronic bk.)
9780773588929 (electronic bk.)