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The following contains research on various educational topics effecting Nova Scotians.


Female Teachers in One-room Schoolhouses

Whether in Canada, the United States, or Great Britain, women dominated the profession of teaching during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nova Scotia was no exception to this rule. Beginning in 1838, the Nova Scotia Assembly allowed women to teach at public school, and by 1892, 75% of all school teachers in the province were women. Young women were especially common in rural settings, teaching at one-room schools like that of Tupperville. Understanding their lives is crucial to understanding the broader context of education in rural Nova Scotia.   

Segregation in Nova Scotian schools

While we often like to think of the introduction of Canada's public school system as progressive, a question should be asked as to whether it was equal for all children? Canada not only had its infamous First Nations residential school system but did you know that there were black segregated schools in Canada?




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