Children, Teachers and Schools in the History of British Columbia

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Jean Barman, Mona Gleason
Brush Education, 2003 - Education - 438 pages
This new edition explores the myriad ways that education, broadly defined, molds each of us in profound and enduring ways. Laid against the supporting scaffolding of modern critical theory, the chapters offer cutting edge perspectives of going to school in British Columbia. How has education been tailored by race, class, gender? How do representations of schools and schooling change over time and whose interests are served? What echoes of current tensions can we hear in the past? The book offers a glimpse of the deep contradictions inherent in an experience that we all share.
 

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Contents

About the authors
7
Reconsidering children teachers and schools in the history of British Columbia
9
1 The emergence of educational structures in nineteenth century British Columbia
13
Part I Childhood and Pupilhood
36
2 Families vs schools
37
3 Schooled for inequality
55
4 A scandalous procession
81
5 White supremacy and the rhetoric of educational indoctrination
113
11 May the Lord have mercy on you
233
12 I am ready to be of assistance when I can
259
Part III Organizing and Reorganizing Schools
280
13 Separate and unequal
283
14 Growing up British in British Columbia
303
15 The triumph of formalism
319
16 Lessons in Living
343
17 Reflections on the role of the school in the transition to work in British Columbia resource towns
363

6 Race class and health
133
7 Everybody seemed happy in those days
149
Part II Becoming and Being a Teacher
170
8 British Columbias pioneer teachers
171
9 Encounters with sexuality
191
10 Vancouvers forgotten entrepreneurs
215
18 You would have had your pick
377
Part IV From There to Here
388
19 Pregnant with meaning
389
20 Aboriginal families and Aboriginal education
411
21 Seeds of promise
431
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About the author (2003)

Jean Barman, EdD, is a professor emerita in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. A specialist in British Columbia history, the history of education in Canada, and Aboriginal education, Jean is the author of The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia and co-editor of First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds.

Mona Gleason, PhD, is an associate professor and the co-ordinator of the Society, Culture, and Politics in Education Program in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research brings an historical perspective to the study of education, children, and youth in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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