AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

A history of Mackay School for the deaf.

by Lorna Helen Haworth

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of Education.
Degree: MA.
Year: 1950
Keywords: Education.
Record ID: 1500729
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile112825.pdf


It is an obvious fact that the welfare of a community is bound up with the well-being of its children. Therefore society was concerned with providing equality of educational opportunity, particularly during the early years of formal education. The majority of Protestant English-speaking children in Quebec benefitted from this objective, but one group of handicapped children, the deaf, were not so immediately affected. Since one child in one thousand suffers from deafness, this group does not form a large part of our society and many people, while aware of their existence, seldom come in contact with them.