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Matters of mind : the university in Ontario, 1791-1951

Author: A B McKillop
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] ; Buffalo [New York] : University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [1994] 2019
Series: Ontario historical studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only comprehensive history of the formative years of higher education in Ontario, this volume examines the shifting nature of moral, intellectual, and social authority as reflected in the development of Ontario's colleges and universities. With special emphasis on social experience and intellectual life, McKillop gives sustained attention to what was included -- and what was not in the teaching of subjects such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(CaOONL)949300861
(DLC) 94231102
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A B McKillop
ISBN: 9781487571795 1487571798
OCLC Number: 1105251981
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 716 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Industry and Engineering --
8. Understanding Social Change. The Problem of Causation. The Comforts of Idealism. The Quest for a Science of Society --
9. Christianity and Culture. Christian Authority and the Higher Criticism. Idealism and 'Essential Christianity'. Christian Culture --
10. Marching as to War. Turn-of-the-Century Student Culture. An Edwardian Trinity: Missions, Sports, and Militarism. The Last Victorian Tango --
11. The Great Divide. Professors, Press, and Public. Mobilizing the Troops. Institutions in Crisis. The Great Divide --
12. Reconstruction, Consolidation, Expansion. Reconstruction. Collegiate Gothic. Universities and the State --
13. The Culture of Utility. Commerce and Industry. Practical and Other Science. The Healing Science --
14. The Piper and the Tune. On Academic Freedom. Forms of Subversion. Calling the Tune --
15. Students between Wars. North of Paradise. Pattern, Program, Gender. Ideals and Realities --
16. History and Humanities. Arnold's Ghost. Religion and Classics. The Errand of English. History Lessons --
17. Social Philosophy and Social Science. Matters on the Mind. The Sociological Ideal. Intelligence and the Social Process --
18. War and Recovery. National Service. Values under Siege. Recovery --
Epilogue: Towards the Educative Society.
Series Title: Ontario historical studies series.
Other Titles: University in Ontario, 1791-1951
Responsibility: A.B. McKillop.
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The only comprehensive history of the formative years of higher education in Ontario, this volume examines the shifting nature of moral, intellectual, and social authority as reflected in the development of Ontario's colleges and universities. With special emphasis on social experience and intellectual life, McKillop gives sustained attention to what was included -- and what was not in the teaching of subjects such as theology, classics, history, English, political science, law, medicine, engineering, business, psychology and sociology. His insights reveal the imperatives that shaped these disciplines, and others, in distinctively Canadian ways. Founded in the nineteenth century by various Christian denominations, the universities of Ontario initially reflected acrimony and competition that existed between those denominations. Regardless of religious affiliation however, the university founders saw their purpose as the preservation of a basically conservative social order. The deeply held sense of continuity of a 'cultural memory, ' rooted in the moral authority of Christianity and in British institutions and values, profoundly shaped higher education in the province, especially in the humanities. However, the market-driven tenets of an industrial economy took hold in Canada precisely in the years when the universities were founded. Colleges and universities founded to train clergy and a professional elite, and to provide a liberal education, were challenged and gradually transformed by values that linked them to the needs of commerce and industry. The universities were bound to demonstrate their social utility by creating practical and scientific programs. Each university in the province rose in its own way to the challenges posed by the acceptance and increasing enrolment of women, by political, economic, and social issues outside the universities, and by the close intertwining of the university in Ontario, especially the University of Toronto, with the political culture of the province.

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