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The foundations of the present-day Canadian public education system were laid in the 19th century when Canada was still a British colony. The goal of those who were set the task of reforming the education system was to better meet the needs of British colonial interests and the interests of a colony whose cities were growing. When you examine the artifacts in this collection, you always have to ask the question "whose needs are being met as public education evolved?"

There are a few key questions to keep in mind, when considering the social issues that the public education system attempts to address, be it the lack of care for underprivileged children, corporal punishment, special education or treatment of those outside of the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant majority.
These key questions include:
 - To what extent does this issue continue? And how has it changed to the present day?
 - From whose perspective were changes in the nature of public education advantageous to the larger portion of society?
 - To what extent could changes be described as ‘radical reform’ and to what extent were the changes reactions to a changing social and political climate?

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Doris McCarthy

Doris McCarthy, artist, from "Reaching for the Diamond" Central Technical School 1915-1990

1935
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Boys' Gym

Boys' Gym at Humberside Collegiate

c. 1935
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Young Pines in Light

Young Pines in Light

c. 1935
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Silver Jubilee Medal

King George V and Queen Mary, Silver Jubilee Commemorative Medal, 1910-1935

1935
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Girls Cooking Class

Bolton Ave. Girls Cooking Class

c. 1935
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Letter of Certification

Letter from Principal of Central Tech certifying that Mrs Irene Gregory completed pattern making

March 25, 1935
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Empire Day in the Schools of Ontario, May 23, 1935

Empire Day in the Schools of Ontario

May 23, 1935
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Entrance Class Danforth Park

Entrance Class at Danforth Park School, 1935

1935
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The Humour Department - Harbord Collegiate Institute

Humour at Harbord Collegiate Institute

c. 1936
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Cranberry Lake

Cranberry Lake

1936
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Industrial Arts Class

Pyne Public School Students at Dovercourt Public School for Industrial Arts

c. 1936
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Photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Photograph of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

c. 1940
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Evidence for Miss McQuhae, Letter to the Editor

Evidence for Miss McQuhae, Letter to the Editor, 1936

1936
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Newspaper Article, Miss McQuahae

Newspaper Article, Miss McQuahae

1936
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Newspaper article on Infantile Paralysis

Newspaper article on Infantile Paralysis

1937
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Award for Good Conduct

4 Years Award for Good Conduct, Punctuality, Regularity and Diligence

1936
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