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In Conversation: The Evolution of Teacher Education in Simcoe County

Event Date: 2017-11-21
Time: 6:15 PM
Location: Orillia Public Library
Price: Free
Contact: Orillia Public Library

The Evolution of Teacher Education in Simcoe County

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Frances Helyar, Chair, Faculty of Education

Since the inception of common schooling in Ontario, attitudes toward teacher training have shifted, encompassing multiple stakeholders. Recurrent themes include the tension over theory versus practice, and questions about the control of teacher education. In this talk, Helyar provides a survey of the history of teacher education in Ontario, concluding with some insights about the present and future of teacher education in Simcoe County.

Dr. Frances Helyar is the Chair of Education programs at Lakehead Orillia, and teaches courses about the history, philosophy and sociology of education. She is an educational historian whose research focuses on New Brunswick. Dr. Helyar is currently writing a book about Acadian education from 1900 to 1940.