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Education in New France [electronic resource] / Roger Magnuson.

By: Magnuson, Roger.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1992Description: 1 online resource (xii, 223 p.).ISBN: 0773509070; 9780773509078; 9780773563391 (electronic bk.); 0773563393 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Education -- Quebec (Province) -- History -- 17th century | Education -- Quebec (Province) -- History -- 18th century | Indians of North America -- Quebec (Province) -- History -- 17th century | Indians of North America -- Quebec (Province) -- Education -- History -- 17th century | New France | �Education -- Qu�ebec (Province) -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | �Education -- Qu�ebec (Province) -- Histoire -- 18e si�ecle | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Missions -- Canada -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | Indiens d'Am�erique -- �Education -- Canada -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | Nouvelle-France | Bildungswesen | Qu�ebec (Provinz) | Frankophones Nordamerika | EDUCATION / Comparative | EDUCATION / History | Geschichte 1615-1760 | Geschichte 1650-1800 | Education History | CanadaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Education in New France.DDC classification: 370/.9714/09032 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "The first priority of French missionaries in New France was the conversion of the native population. Education was an important tool in the evangelization campaign because they believed that conversion was best secured when preceded and underscored by religious instruction. As Canada evolved into a French colony the religious orders increasingly turned their attention to the education of the children of French settlers. The period saw the establishment of a number of petites ecoles (elementary schools), a Jesuit college for boys, and several trade schools." "Roger Magnuson demonstrates that provision for education in the colony declined during the eighteenth century. First, membership in religious orders dwindled, reducing their capacity to serve the educational needs of an expanding population. Second, as the population of the colony grew, with more inhabitants born in Canada than in France, different values and priorities developed. The written word, notes Magnuson, held less attraction for the Canadian, who preferred the active life of the frontier."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-217) and index.

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"The first priority of French missionaries in New France was the conversion of the native population. Education was an important tool in the evangelization campaign because they believed that conversion was best secured when preceded and underscored by religious instruction. As Canada evolved into a French colony the religious orders increasingly turned their attention to the education of the children of French settlers. The period saw the establishment of a number of petites ecoles (elementary schools), a Jesuit college for boys, and several trade schools." "Roger Magnuson demonstrates that provision for education in the colony declined during the eighteenth century. First, membership in religious orders dwindled, reducing their capacity to serve the educational needs of an expanding population. Second, as the population of the colony grew, with more inhabitants born in Canada than in France, different values and priorities developed. The written word, notes Magnuson, held less attraction for the Canadian, who preferred the active life of the frontier."--Jacket.

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