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Fonds F0221 - Werklund school of education fonds.

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Werklund school of education fonds.


  • 1945-2012 (Creation)

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14.2 m of textual records. -- 1 VHS videocassette

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In 1945, by agreement between the Government of Alberta and the University of Alberta, teacher education became the responsibility of the University. Prior to that time the education of the vast majority of prospective teachers was carried out in the Normal Schools of the province, one of which had operated in Calgary since 1906. The Calgary Branch of the University of Alberta opened on the former Normal School/Technical Institute campus in north Calgary in 1946, and all students in attendance registered in the Faculty of Education. The program was provided by faculty in Education and in Arts and Science. A Dean of Education was appointed in 1962, but the Faculty remained part of the U of A Faculty of Education until 1963 when a separate Faculty of Education was formally established in Calgary. Calgary Branch staff meetings were begun in 1945, and Calgary faculty attended the Faculty of Education Council in Edmonton.

Associate Dean (Academic) (1961-1985) had responsiblity for curriculum, calendar, early childhood education, practicum, inservice, general academic matters. Associate Dean (Administration) (1950-1973) had responsiblity for chair or membership of university and faculty committees, membership of external organizations, representation to government, internal faculty matters. Associate Dean (Student Affairs) (1966-1974) had responsibility for admissions, scholarships, grade summaries, curriculum, new building plans.

In 2013, the Faculty of Education was renamed the Werklund School of Education.

Deans of the Faculty of Education: H.T. Coutts, 1960-1961; H.S. Baker, 1961-1970; A.A. Gibb, 1970-1971 (Acting Dean); John Macdonald, 1971-1975; F.D. Oliva, 1975-1976 (Acting Dean); R.F. Lawson, 1976-1986; F.D. Oliva, 1986-1994; W.I.S. Winchester, 1994-1999; A.V. LaGrange, 1999-2007; B. Clark, 2007-2009 (Acting Dean); D. Sumara, 2009-.

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Fonds consists of Dean's Office records (1959-1986); Associate Dean (Academic) records including correspondence and reports from various Committees (1961-1986); Faculty of Education Council minutes (1945-1977); Faculty of Education Council (Edmonton) minutes (1963-1964, 1969, 1978-1979); minutes of the Faculty of Education Staff meetings (1959-1963); Director of Practicum records (1966-1974); Associate Dean (Administration) records including correspondence, reports, minutes (1950-1973); and Associate Dean (Student Affairs) correspondence (1966-1974). Also consists of Dean's Executive Advisory Committee minutes (1988-1994); issues of "The Journal of Educational Thought" (JET) (1967-1982), "Faculty News" (1980-1983), "Express Ed" (1985), "Practicum News" (1976-1992), annual bibliographies (1986-1994) and pamphlets. Fonds includes series for Course Outlines, Research Bulletin, Pamphlets, Newsletters, Practicum Newsletter, and Annual Bibliography.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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See also A.L Doucette fonds (Head of Faculty of Education 1947-1960) UARC 86.034; and Helen Stadelbauer fonds (Art instructor, 1945-1976) UARC 97.023

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