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TitleA history of S.P.G.-supported schools in Newfoundland: 1701-1827
AuthorWhite, Gay J. Peddle, 1967-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2001. Religious Studies
Paginationix, 308 leaves.
SubjectSociety 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;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Religious Studies
DisciplineReligious Studies
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Temporal Coverage18th Century
19th Century
NotesBibliography: leaves 299-308.
AbstractThis 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Parts (S.P.G.) in Newfoundland during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries on the basis of all relevant unpublished archival materials, especially the letters of missionaries, teachers, and interested parties.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.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1541772
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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