A history of S.P.G.-supported schools in Newfoundland: 1701-1827

White, Gay J. Peddle (2001) A history of S.P.G.-supported schools in Newfoundland: 1701-1827. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis explores the educational activities of the Anglican Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (S.P.G.) in Newfoundland during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries on the basis of all relevant unpublished archival materials, especially the letters of missionaries, teachers, and interested parties. In the thesis, Newfoundland educational developments are placed into appropriate demographic and economic contexts and compared with those in England and elsewhere. Special attention is paid to the work of the S.P.G. in St. John's, Bonavista Bay, and Conception Bay. The results show that although Newfoundland's retarded colonization in the eighteenth century delayed educational developments on the island, basic and gender- specific education for vocational purposes was achieved through the S.P.G. similar to what occurred in England and North America. Problems in attendance and staffing were also the result of the precarious nature of the climate, fishery, and economy in Newfoundland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1388
Item ID: 1388
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 299-308.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: 2001
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Church of England. Diocese of Newfoundland--History; Church of England--Education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Education--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Charity-schools--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Newfoundland and Labrador--Social conditions--18th century; Newfoundland and Labrador--Social conditions--19th century

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