1846 Ryerson's First Act

  • Figure 3 from The School House, Ground Plan, Education Offices and Normal and Model Schools, Toronto

    The Model School

    Ryerson’s Act for the Better Establishment and Maintenance of Common Schools in Upper Canada was of critical importance as it provided a basis upon which all subsequent school legislation was founded. This Act established the principles of school administration, curriculum and standardized textbooks, teaching standards, building design and maintenance, and student age. Key advancements came in the development of the Model School and the Normal School for teacher instruction.

    J. George Hodgins

    Printed paper

    2012.X.287.p8

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    Ground plan drawing in book showing layout of buildings