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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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High Park Forest School

Students and teacher in High Park Forest School

c. 1900
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Bolton Avenue School

Bolton Avenue School

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Signal Generator

Generator Signal 10SB/5

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Manual Training Workbench

Manual Training Workbench

c. 1900
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School Yard at 361 Jarvis Street

From "Minerva's Diary, A History of Jarvis Collegiate C.I.", School Yard at 361 Jarvis Street

Book published 1979
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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Stained Glass Window

early 20th Century
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Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

early 20th Century
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Stained Glass Window

Untitled Stained Glass Window

early 20th century
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Dr. Arletta Marty

Dr. Arletta Marty

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Health Inspection

Palmerston Public School, Health Inspection

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Stained Glass Window

Kindergarten Stained Glass Window

early 20th Century
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Metropolitan Church post card

Postcard of Metropolitan Church at Bond Street

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Jarvis Collegiate Institute

Jarvis Collegiate Institute

c. 1900
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Ontario School Ability Examination

Ontario School Ability Examination, Practice Set Material

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Boys from Lord Dufferin Public School

Boys from Lord Dufferin Public School

1900
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Girls from Lord Dufferin Public School

Girls from Lord Dufferin Public School

1900
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