Fonds Fonds 43 - Faculty of Education fonds

UAA-1985-123 UAA-1992-057 UAA-1993-114 UAA-1995-115 UAA-1978-097

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Faculty of Education fonds

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Fonds 43

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  • 1950-1955 (Creation)
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    Faculty of Education
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  • 1928-1939 (Creation)
    La Zerte, Milton Ezra
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  • 1939-1942 (Creation)

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26.03m of multiple media records

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From 1906 to 1945 teacher training in Alberta was provided by the provincial Department of Education at three Normal Schools. The University established courses within the Department of Philosophy and Psychology in 1911. A School of Education evolved, reporting within the Department from 1928 to 1934, when it became autonomous within the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1939 the School became a College, in 1942 a Faculty, and in 1945 it took over all teacher education in the province. The Faculty of Education provides professional training for teachers through its undergraduate program, which offers specialization in primary, secondary, and post-secondary/adult education. In addition, it offers graduate studies for those seeking advanced specialization in education. It comprises the following departments ('divisions' until 1961): Educational Administration, Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Adult, Career and Technology Education. Directors: 1928-[1939] Milton Ezra LaZerte. Principals: [1939]- 1942 Milton Ezra LaZerte. Deans: 1942-1950 Milton Ezra LaZerte; 1950-1955 Herbert Edgar Smith; 1955-1972 Herbert Thomas Coutts; 1972-1976 Myer Horowitz; 1976-1983 Walter Holmes Worth; 1983- 1991 Robert S. Patterson.

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(1885 - 1975)

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Educator, Administrator, 1885-1975. Milton E. LaZerte worked as a teacher, principal and school inspector in Alberta before joining the University as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Education (1924-1933). Upon the creation of the School of Education in 1929, he was appointed associate professor and Director of the School. He headed the School under its reorganizations as a College (1943) and Faculty (1945), and was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement as Dean in 1950. He continued to be active in the educational field, as Dean of Education at the University of Winnipeg from 1955 to 1958, and in his work for numerous professional associations. In addition, he held office on Edmonton's City Council (1960-1962) and Public School Board (1962-1971).

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(1907 -)

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Educator, Administrator, 1907- . H.T. Coutts joined the University in 1949 as a professor in secondary education. In 1950 he was named Chair of the Division of Secondary Education; in 1955 he was appointed Dean of Education, a position he held until his retirement in 1972. As Dean, Dr. Coutts expanded the Faculty of Education to include programs in industrial and vocational education, administration and graduate studies. He was also active in international education, in particular, Asian and African programs conducted jointly by the Canadian International Development Agency and the University. He has received awards from educational associations across Canada, and the Order of Canada for his contributions to education.

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(1890 - 1969)

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Educator, Administrator, Teacher, 1890-1969. After a varied teaching career in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Herbert E. Smith was appointed assistant professor of Philosophy at the University in 1929. Following a wartime leave of absence, he served as Director of Summer Session (1945-1949). In 1949 he was granted a full professorship, and from 1950 until his retirement in 1955 he was Dean of the Faculty of Education. He also taught as a special lecturer in Psychology from 1935 to 1950. Under his deanship, the education faculty expanded its teaching program to become a centre for graduate study and research.

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(27 Dec. 1932 -)

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Dr. Myer Horowitz was the ninth President of the University of Alberta and served from 1979 to 1989. Dr. Horowitz was born in Montreal, Quebec. He attended the School for Teachers at McGill University and obtained at Bachelors of Arts at Sir George Williams College in 1956. He earned a Masters of Education at the University of Alberta in 1959 and a Doctor of Education from Stanford University in 1965.

Before his position as Chair of the University of Alberta's Department of Elementary Education in 1969, Horowitz taught at McGill University as a professor in the Faculty of Education for eight years. Horowitz would also serve as Dean of the Faculty of Education from 1972-1975 and as Vice-President (Academic) from 1975 to 1979 at the University of Alberta before becoming President.

In 1989 he became Professor Emeritus of Education and President Emeritus in 1999 at the University of Alberta. In 1998 he moved to Victoria, British Columbia and became the adjunct professor of Education at the University of Victoria.

He was made an officer of the Order of Canada in 1990 and received seven more honorary doctorate degrees. The University of Alberta campus features The Myer Horowitiz Theatre in his honour.

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Created by LMCPHERSON 10-31-2007. Updated by AODEEN 5-16-2016.

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