Fall / automne 2021

Les premières années du Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (1964–1966)

Olivier Lemieux
Université Laval, CRIRES, CRIFPE
Published November 5, 2021
  • Quebec’s Superior Council of Education,
  • Quiet Revolution,
  • Quebec Ministry of Education,
  • Paul Gérin-Lajoie,
  • Parent Commission,
  • Council of Public Instruction
  • ...More
How to Cite
Lemieux, Olivier, and Jean-Philippe Warren. 2021. “Les premières années Du Conseil supérieur De l’éducation (1964–1966)”. Historical Studies in Education / Revue d’histoire De l’éducation 33 (2). https://doi.org/10.32316/hse-rhe.v33i2.4963.


The Quiet Revolution witnessed the emergence in Quebec of a large number of structures in the name of accessibility to education. At the heart of these innovations, one organization stands out: the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation (Quebec’s Superior Council of Education). In this article, we look at the early days of this organization to understand how its first members interpreted and operationalized the mission entrusted to them by the Parent Commission and the Minister of Education at the time, Paul Gérin-Lajoie. This archival perspective is enriched by a review of the different public opinions, op-eds, and papers commenting on the creation of the new organization. We offer an original perspective on the early years of the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation, which was seen as one of the main pillars of the Quiet Revolution's efforts to promote democratization and social justice.