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Schooling Canadians

Image of the painting A Meeting of the School Trustees from 1885 by Robert Harris. Depicts a female schoolteacher addressing the seated male trustees.
Robert Harris, A Meeting of the School Trustees (1885), oil on canvas, 102.2 x 126.5 cm, NGC.

This seminar explores the history of schooling in Canada in its political, social and cultural contexts. Topics may include the development of the public education system, the feminization of teaching, residential schools, the relationship of education to racial, gender, class and sexual hierarchies, and changes in pedagogy and curriculum.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.