TITLE

ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION ON THE CANADIAN FRONTIER

AUTHOR(S)
Walter, Pierre
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Adult Basic Education;Spring2003, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Frontier College, with over a century of experience in literacy education, is among Canada's most important initiatives in adult education. Founded in 1899 by Presbyterian minister Alfred Fitzpatrick, in the first 20 years of its existence, "laborer-teachers"inthe college focused on bringing literacy and citizenship education to immigrant men working in the logging, mining and rail camps of the Canadian frontier. For almost a decade, from 1922-1931, the college was then chartered as auniversity degree-granting institution, and was the first Canadian effort at extending university study to working men. However, the early history of the college also embodied a legacy of nativism, anti-communism, racism and sexism, following contemporary norms of Anglo-Canadian society. This paper gives an historical analysis of Frontier College and its programs during the first half of the 20[sup th] century.
ACCESSION #
9537397

 

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