Ontario Government Record Series RG 2-102
60 centimetres of textual records
Series consists of correspondence, memoranda and newspaper clippings regarding French English instruction in Ontario and Instruction 17. Also includes 3 registers summarizing inspectors' reports on English-French Schools. The summarized inspection information may include number of textbooks used, number of pupils enrolled, primary language of instruction, name and qualifications of teachers, and remarks frequently indicating degree of compliance to Instruction 17, and information on textbooks and the school building. The inspections were conducted from 1912 until 1927, and are arranged chronologically and then according to locality.
English-French schools were Public or Separate Schools designated by the Minister of Education for inspection by English-French School Inspectors and in which French was a language of instruction. Instruction 17 (commonly known as Regulation 17) was issued in 1912 and provided direction on replacing French by English as a teaching language in schools; use of French as a language of instruction was not permitted past Form I; government funding was contingent on the employment of teachers able to teach in English; only authorized textbooks could be used; and, increased inspection of the English-French schools would ensure that the new regulations were enforced. Instruction 17 was not repealed until 1944 but after the Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Condition of the Schools attended by French-Speaking Pupils (Merchant Commission) reported in 1927 it was not enforced.
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Related records held by the Archives of Ontario include: Report on the Committee Appointed to Enquire into the Condition of the Schools attended by French-Speaking Pupils (Reference Code: RG 2-161).
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This series was formerly described as RG 2, series F-3-G.
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