Special Issue/Édition spéciale : Fall/automne 2007
Special Issue - Articles

L'image, moyen de lutte contre l'analphabétisme: la presse illustrée au XIXe siècle et l'éducation populaire

Michèle Martin
Carleton University
Published January 19, 2008
  • éducation populaire,
  • communication,
  • histoire
How to Cite
Martin, Michèle. 2008. “L’image, Moyen De Lutte Contre l’analphabétisme: La Presse illustrée Au XIXe siècle Et l’éducation Populaire”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 19 (2), 37-52. https://doi.org/10.32316/hse/rhe.v19i2.452.


This article focuses on the role of the illustrated press in the development of a particular form of literacy, which one might call the ability to “read” images. Of course, in principle literacy concerns written text, yet, in a way which indicates the extent to which education by and through images has been underestimated, no specific terminology exists either for this way of perceiving or of taking knowledge from images.