Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

08_A_Little_learning_early_education_p_27-34.pdf

Description

View


View Document

MetaData

title A Little Learning: Early Education on Prince Edward Island
creator Morrow, Diane
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The first settlers of Prince Edward Island were much too concerned with mere survival to worry about setting up a public school system for their children. Not that education was deemed unimportant, but for many years it was a luxury that the struggling colony could little afford. The well-to-do generally sent their children abroad to be educated. Other parents who had the skills no doubt passed on the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic to their offspring, if and when they had time. Nevertheless, it was not surprising to see respected members of a community sign their names by making an "X."
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1989
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-346
source 26
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

Read Online

Object Details

View

MetaData

title A Little Learning: Early Education on Prince Edward Island
creator Morrow, Diane
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The first settlers of Prince Edward Island were much too concerned with mere survival to worry about setting up a public school system for their children. Not that education was deemed unimportant, but for many years it was a luxury that the struggling colony could little afford. The well-to-do generally sent their children abroad to be educated. Other parents who had the skills no doubt passed on the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic to their offspring, if and when they had time. Nevertheless, it was not surprising to see respected members of a community sign their names by making an "X."
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1989
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-346
source 26
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.