Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Alderville Manual Labour School plaque
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Types
Images, Electronic
Plaques
Description
A historical plaque put in place by Ontario Heritage Trust detailing a short history of the Alderville Manual Labour School.
Notes
Ojibwe language available - click the link under OTHER WEBSITES.
Inscriptions
One of several technical training institutions operating in Upper Canada during the first half of the 19th century, the Alderville Manual Labour School was established here by 1839 by Wesleyan Methodist missionaries. The school was designed, as were others of this type, to assimilate Native children into the Euro-Canadian society that was growing rapidly within the province. To that end, it attempted to eradicate the traditional Native way of life, and stressed instead Christianity, the rudiments of an English education, and skills in farming and domestic crafts. Believing that the school proved the effectiveness of the manual labour approach, Egerton Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada, recommended in 1847 that similar facilities be established for Native children throughout the province.
Date of Publication
13 Sep 2021
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English; Ojibwa
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Alderville Manual Labour School plaque


A historical plaque put in place by Ontario Heritage Trust detailing a short history of the Alderville Manual Labour School.