New Publication from Dr. Mona Gleason

Mona Gleason, Professor, has a new article published in the History of Education Quarterly, Volume 57, Issue 3, 2017.

Families Without Schools: Rurality, Correspondence Education, and the Promise of Schooling in Interwar Western Canada. 

Using a collection of settler family letters to the Elementary Correspondence School (ECS) in British Columbia, the first provincial government–supported “schooling by mail” arrangement of its kind in Canada, this article highlights the efforts of rural families to secure an education for their children in the period between the First and Second World Wars.  Given the unique perspectives reflected through this collection of letters, my examination is situated in the interstices between rural schooling and correspondence schooling.

The article can be found at: