Regulating The Regulator Analysis

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Regulating the Regulators explores some of the conditions and events relating to the supervision and discipline of Ontario teachers in the nineteenth century. The chapter also examines the way in which the controls and structures were altered. In the beginning, the control of the schooling system resided with each individual community. This changed over time and by the 1870s the provincial state had assumed control and regulation of teaching and schooling alike. As a result, moral regulation became the overall purpose of the newly restructured schooling system and for this reason training for teachers was then closely managed. The purpose of this structure was to ensure that young minds were being taught by good teachers; teachers who could
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