The development of the high school curriculum in Nova Scotia

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dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Lynch, John E. 2011-05-09T12:32:30Z 2011-05-09T12:32:30Z 1966
dc.identifier.other LA418 N6 L96
dc.description v, 168 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 166-168.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract It is to examine the part these studies played in the growth of the present high school curriculum that this thesis is written. One of the basic responsibilities of the educational system is that of providing a curriculum which keeps pace with the practical needs of the students, and the pressing demands for adaptability required in a democratic society. It may come as a surprise to many to realize that there was no such thing as a general high school curriculum in Nova Scotia before 1885, and that only in the 1930’s did it take its present form. In the following pages the reader will be taken back to 1750, to see what efforts were made to provide youth with a worth-while education that would fit him for life. No attempt will be made to concentrate on any one subject, but rather, the curriculum as a whole will be examined over the years to the present day. The first two chapters review the curriculum picture briefly in the United States and Canada, to supply background and precedent for many of the events and trends that helped form the program of studies in Nova Scotia. The remaining four chapters concentrate on our own Province and its educational system and will, we trust, provide the reader with a sequential account of “The Development of the High School Curriculum in Nova Scotia.”
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LA418.N6
dc.subject.lcsh High schools -- Nova Scotia -- Curricula -- History
dc.subject.lcsh High schools -- Canada -- Curricula -- History
dc.subject.lcsh High schools -- United States-- Curricula -- History
dc.title The development of the high school curriculum in Nova Scotia
dc.type Text Master of Arts in Education Masters Faculty of Education Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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