Spring/printemps 2005
Articles

Joseph Lancaster in Montreal (bis): Monitorial Schooling and Politics in a Colonial Context

Bruce Curtis
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University.
Bio
Published May 1, 2005
How to Cite
Curtis, Bruce. 2005. “Joseph Lancaster in Montreal (bis): Monitorial Schooling and Politics in a Colonial Context”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 17 (1), 1-27. https://historicalstudiesineducation.ca/hse/index.php/edu_hse-rhe/article/view/414.

Abstract

The residence of the English promoter of monitorial schooling, Joseph Lancaster, from late summer 1829 to early spring 1833 at Montreal, in the British North American colony of Lower Canada, was the subject of a 1941 essay by G.W. Spragge. This reprise of Spragge’s work uses additional materials to locate Lancaster and monitorial schooling in the context of contemporary politics and educational policy.