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A Rural Secondary Education: Saskatchewan, 1958-1961

William Bruneau
Published August 5, 2007
  • educational practice and economics,
  • rural education,
  • education in Saskatchewan
How to Cite
Bruneau, William. 2007. “A Rural Secondary Education: Saskatchewan, 1958-1961”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 19 (1), 135-40. https://doi.org/10.32316/hse/rhe.v19i1.273.


Religion and local politics have always weighed on secondary education in rural Saskatchewan but so have the brute facts of regional economic history. Isolation and near-poverty helped to ensure low completion rates in the 1950s, and especially in the south-western section of the province. In this memoir the author details educational practice just when prosperity was about to strike the system and the region in the 1960s and 1970s.