Spring/Printemps 2009

Académie commerciale ou collège classique ? L'enseignement secondaire des garçons dans un débat des années 1920

Louise Bienvenue
Université de Sherbrooke
Published June 26, 2009
How to Cite
Bienvenue, Louise. 2009. “Académie Commerciale Ou collège Classique ? L’enseignement Secondaire Des garçons Dans Un débat Des années 1920”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 21 (1), 4-23. https://doi.org/10.32316/hse/rhe.v21i1.1752.


Written in an effort to rethink “classical” college, this article examines the controversy concerning the education of boys in the 1920’s. In a context influenced by the economic minority of French-speaking people, the assertion of the nationalist movement and the initiatives of the teaching Brothers to develop a public high school system, a threat towards the model of the humanities and the type of masculinity that they proposed was felt. A polarisation of the influences in the field of education took place and along with it, the conditions for a “traditional college” were established.