Spring/printemps 2007
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Enfin, je vais à l’école! Une école primaire mixte, dans le Québec des années 1940

Micheline Dumont
Published August 5, 2007
  • école primaire mixte,
How to Cite
Dumont, Micheline. 2007. “Enfin, Je Vais à l’école! Une école Primaire Mixte, Dans Le Québec Des années 1940”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 19 (1), 141-52. https://doi.org/10.32316/hse/rhe.v19i1.279.


This is the story of the school path of a little girl of Quebec during the 1940s. Hers was a mixed primary school, as were the majority of schools found in little towns and villages in Quebec. While the Second World War gave far away rhythm to the life of the world, this story informs us about the education offered before the great educational reform of 1948; on the schoolmistresses, the religious frame, and the positive role played by the school in the pre-television period, in a family where education was greatly valued.