Collection spec-2404 - Senator Donald Cameron collection of submissions to the Royal Commission on Education and related documentation.

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Senator Donald Cameron collection of submissions to the Royal Commission on Education and related documentation.

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  • 1949-1967. (Creation)
    Alberta. Royal Commission on Education.

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1.9 m of textual records.

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In 1957, the Government of the Province of Alberta appointed a Royal Commission consisting of six commissioners headed by Senator Donald Cameron (1903-1989). The Commission was instructed to make a "comprehensive survey of the various phases of the elementary and secondary school system of the province with particular attention to programs of study and pupil achievement". The Commission presented its report to the Government on November 9, 1959. The report consisted of a majority presentation signed by five of the six commissioners and a minority submission signed by Commissioner John S. Cormack.

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Collection consists of submissions to the Commission and summary of briefs; verbatim transcripts of hearings; research material; correspondence; and newsclippings. Also includes material relating to a 1965 research project carried out by Donald L. Mills, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Robert F. Lawson, Department of Educational Foundations, both faculty members at University of Alberta, Calgary Branch. The study was in conjunction with the Educational Committee of the Alberta Canadian Conference on Children. The faculty members used the Cameron Commission material as research material.

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Acquired in 1981.


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  • Text in English.

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Record No. Acc 260/81.4<br><br>

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