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November 1st, I9i3 


Dr. Ai. H. IL Colauboun., 

Deputy V inis ter of Kasca t ion, 

Toronto. 

Dear Dr. Colauboun 1 : 

Many thanks for your letter. 'I have asked the 
Cnairiran ot our Comittee to see that he .is ready with his report 
for the Senate on November 14t«n. 

Yours sincerely,, 


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\r UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 

FaculTV of Education 

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The Deputy Minister of Education, 

Department of Education, 
Toronto. 


Dear 




Colquhoun: 


A Committee of the Senate of the 
University of Toronto is considering the University's 
relation to the training of Specialists and Inspectors 
with a view to suggesting ways and means of increasing 
the University's efficiency in that regard. I shall 
he very grateful if you will give me, if available 
for the information of the Committee, answers to the 
following: 

A 

(1) How many Graduates in Arts from McMaster University 
attended the faculties of Education during the Sessions, 
1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13 respectively? 

How many of these graduates were non-professional 
specialists? (Answer by sessions). 

How many of these non-professional specialists 
failed to obtain full professional specialist standing 
in each session? 

(2) Similar questions as to the graduates of (a) 
Queen's, (b) Toronto, (c) Other Universities. 


Dote: Students who 


ail in one of the Moderns L History 

Students who 


papers to be classed as unsuccessful, 
take the final examination without attendance to be 
classed as in attendance. 


B. 

(1) How many graduates of McMaster University have 
been appointed to Public School inspectorships in 
Ontario since January 1, 1911? i How many of such grad¬ 
uates have received Inspector's certificates? 

(2) Similar questions as to the graduates of (a) 
Queen's, (b) Toronto, (c) Other Universities. 


Yours trulj 


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Dr, Au H- U- Colauhoun;, 


Noventer 4th;, 1913 


DeDuty Minister of F'ducatlori, Toronto. 
Dear Dr. Colauhoun 1 : 


Dr. Fakenhaif, who lis Convener of the Senate of the 
University of Toronto which is considering the University's relation to the 
training of Specialists and '.Inspectors with a view to suggesting wavs and 
means of increasing the University's efficiency in that regard;, has asked ire 
to secure ;, if possible, frorr you for the '.information of the committee 
answers to the following Questions 1 ; 

A,. 

(1) How many graduates sin Arts from McMaster University attended the 
Faculties of Education during the sessions;, 1910-11;, 1911-12;, 1912-13 
respective!y? 

How many of these graduates were non-nrofessional specialists ? 

(Answer by sessions). 

How many of these non-professional specialists failed to ottain 
full professional specialist standing in each session ? 

(2) Similar aue3tions as to the graduates of (a) Queen's;, (It) Toronto, 
(c) other Universities. 

Note'; Students who fail tin ong of the Moderns and History caoers to be 
classed an unsuccessful. Students who take the final examination without 
attendance to be classed as in attendance. 

R. 

(1) How many graduates of McMaster University have beer appointed to 
Fufclic School 1nsoectorshios in Ontario 3ince January, l&ll ? How many of 
such graduates have received Inspector's certificates ? 

(2) Similar auestions as to the graduates of (a) Qu^eri's:, (b) Toronto, 
(c) other Universities.. 

!I nope that !T am not putting you to too much trouble In 

this matter. 

Yours sincerely, 


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Fresident 




November 8th, 1913 


hr Oolcuhoun 

Deputy Minister of Education 
Department of Education 
Toronto 

Dear Dr Colqu'houn: 

very many thanks for the information which 
you have given me with regard to che University 
graduates in the faculty of Education and r’ublic 
.chool Inspectorships. 

Yours sincerely, 


resident 







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Deputy Minister, Department of 
Education, Toronto,” quoting also 
Number and Date. 


(Form 50 a— 30,000—December, 1912) 


ONTARIO 


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 


Toronto, February 19th, 1914 


Dear Gir 


I am directed by the Minister of Education 
to write you in regard to the question of selected passages 
for memorization in English Literature for the examinations of 
1915 and subsequent years. Enquiries have already been made 


by both teachers and University Registrars. Accordingly, 


in order that prompt action may be taken the Minister would be 
pleased to consider at the earliest possible date the lists of 
passages proposed by the Universities for the aforesaid purpose. 

At the conference held last December it was proposed,the Minister 
understands, that in this matter the Department and the Univer¬ 
sities should make a common prescription. 


From the Departmental correspondence connected 


with the selection of the passages for 1914 it appears to be the 
wish of the teachers that the number of lines selected for each 
year for each of the Middle and Upper School examinations should 
not exceed three hundred and fifty(350). 



I have the honour to be 


Your obedient servant 




Rev. R. A. Falconer, LL.D 


President, University of Toronto, 


Deputy Minister of Education 


TO R 0 N T 0 . 






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February 20tn, 1914 

Ai. H. (I. Colaunoun, Fsa., LL.D., 

Deouty Minister of Education, 

Toronto. 

Dear Dr. Colaunoun 1 : 

1 woula suggest that Professor Alexander night 
be asked to meet with a reoresentative from the Department of Education 
to aeal with tne Question of ore Daring selected cassages for memorisation 

in Fn^lisn on the examinations of l9lo. I think that he would te 

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■accented by all oarties in the Universities. If tnis is agreeable to 
you, I will communicate with Dr. Alexander. 

Yours sincerely, 



President. 





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Deputy Minister, Department of 
Education, Toronto," quoting also 
Number and Date. 


(Form 50 a— 30,000—December, 1912) 



DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 



Toronto, February 27th, 1914. 


Dear Sir, 


I an directed by the Minister of Education 
to state that your suggestion that Dr. Alexander be the 
representative of the Universities in the natter of suggesting 
lists of passages for memorization in English is satisfactory. 
In accordance with my letter of the 19th inst., the Minister 
will be pleased to consider at the earliest possible date 
lists to be proposed by Dr. Alexander. 


I have the honour to be, 



Deputy Minister of Education. 


Rev. R. A. Falconer, LL.D. , 

President, University of Toronto, 


TORONTO. 




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Deputy Minister, Department of 
Education, Toronto,” quoting also 
Date. 


(Form 50 a— 30,000—January, 1914) 



OHTARI-& 




DEPARTM ENT OF EDUCATION 


Toronto, March 21st, 1914. 


Pear Sir,- 

I am directed by the Minister of Education to 
acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 17th instant 
in regard to the Normal Entrance Examinations, and to make the 
following statement in reply: 

In your letter you say that "the Universities always 
will desire to have a voice in determining the quality of the 
examinations which are set for entrance to their classes." If 
your scheme of an Advisory Committee implies that the members 
of such Committee would have any other than purely advisory 
functions, the Minister could not entertain your proposal. He 
cannot transfer to any other authority, or allow any other 
authority to share with him in, the responsibility for the 
qualifications of the teachers in the Public and the Separate 
Schools. 

The Minister does not object to having the papers of his 
Examining Boards criticised by University men under proper 
conditions, but he would prefer to select his critics himself, 
after consultation, if deemed advisable, between the Department 
and the Chairman of the Matriculation Board. Moreover, if your 
proposal is accepted in any form, it would have to be understood 
that all transactions in connection with the examination papers 


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Deputy Minister, Department of 
Education, Toronto," quoting also 
Date. 


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(Form 50 a— 30,000—January, 1914) 


ONTARI O 


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 


would be wholly private whether the criticisms of the University 
representatives were accepted or not. 


As a general proposition, your scheme appears to be a 


reasonable one, but serious and embarrassing difficulties might 
arise in carrying it out. It is, accordingly, necessary that 
the details should be thoroughly considered. The Minister will 
be glad to discuss the question with you at some time mutually 
c onvenient. 


I have the honour to be 


Your obedient servant, 



Deputy Minister of Education 


President Falconer, P.D., 


University of Toronto 


Toront o 








March 25tn, 1D14 


A.. H. U. Colauhoun, Psa., LluD., 

Decuty Minister ol Education, 

Toronto. 

Dear Mr. Cola an our:: 

I nave your letter in answer 
to Tine on tne Tatter of Normal Entrance examinations. 

I will now consult with our committee that heals with 
the matter and endeavour to secure tneir acceptance oi 
tne principle involved, ana I shall be glad then to 
have a conversation with you with regard to the matter. 

Yours sincerely, 


President. 










OFFICE OF 

THE DEPUTY MINISTER. 


Personal. 



TORONTO, 

April 20th, 1914. 


Dear Mr. President,- 


The Minister has made in¬ 


quiries of me concerning the case of Frank Moore, a student 
in the second year Arts. He is asking for some concession 
re examinations, in view of his illness from Scarlet Fever. 
May I trouble you to let us know the facts which have been 
very imperfectly imparted to the Minister thus far. 

Yours sincerely. 



President Falconer, C.M.G., 
University of Toronto, 


Toronto • 









1914 


Abril 22nd, 

Dr. Ai. Hu U. Colaunoun, 

Deputy Minister oi Faucation, 

Parliament Buildings', Toronto. 

Dear Dr. Colo^^un 1 : 

I nave made inauiries with regard to Mr. F.. Moore. 

Tne Registrar oi University College tells :re tnat owing to tne unsatisfactory 
condition or ms work, re was cut on probation by tne authorities of the 
College, and was afterwards asked to withdraw. 

I understand that he is now endeavouring to secure 
aegrotat standing on tne olea of nis naving had scarlet fever:, but tne 
College authorities will be unwilling to recorrtend this, I air assumed. 

Yours sincerely, 


Fresident. 





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Deputy Minister, Department of 
Education, Toronto,” quoting also 
Date. 




ONTARIO 


(Form 50 a— 30,000—January, 1914) 


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 


TORONTO, April 23rd, 1914 


I^ear Sir,- 


I am directed by the Minister of Education to 


request that the class rooms in the main Arts* Building which 
were used last summer for the Departmental examinations be 
a„gain placed at his disposal for similar use this year. These 
rooms would be needed approximately from Monday, June 29th 
until Saturday, July 25th. 


If this arrangement is agreed to, kindly notify 


me to this effect and I will request the Registrar of the 
Department to confer -with the Superintendent of Buildings at 
the University regarding the changes that will be necessary 
in the locks and seating. 


I have the honour to be 


Your obedient servant, 



Deputy Minister of Education 


R. A. Falconer, Esq., C. M. G., M.A., LL.D.,D. Litt., 


President, The University of Toronto 


TORONTO 







April 24th, 1914 


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A). H. U. Colauhoun, (TsaLL. 0., 

Deputy Minister of Education, 

Parliament Buildings, Toronto. 

Dear Dr. Colaunouri: 

.Ve snail r,e glad to out at the disposal 
of tne Department of P'ducatioo all the room that it is doss i tie 
tor us to arrange for during tne dates'that you Tent ion. 

Already some of their are occupied for some ot tnese days witn 
matriculation examinations, tut if you will ask Vr. Anglin, 
and confer #ito Vr. Brebsr and our Superintendent of Buildings 
T none tnat a satisfactory arrangement nay ce made to suit 
everytcdy. 

Yours sincerely, 


Bresinent. 


7°^ 

University of Toronto 
Faculty of education 

May.28, 1914. 



The Deputy Minister of Education, 

Department of Education, 
Toronto. 


Dear Sir: 


In acknowledging on November 18,1913, 
the receipt of a resolution of the Senate, passed 
November 14, 1913, in re the courses for Specialists 
and Inspectors, you requested a statement in detail 
of the "discrepancies and inequalities amongst the 
Courses of the various universities". Subsequent 
to the receipt of your request, the various courses 
of this university have been undergoing a revision 
which even yet is incomplete. This revision, it has 
occurred to me, would necessitate new agreements 
betv/een the Department of Education and the University 
in the matter of the courses for specialists and 
inspectors, and the negotiations on the new 
agreements would afford an opportunity to discuss and 
remove the discrepancies and inequalities referred to 
in the Senate's resolution. For this reason I have 
thought it unnecessary to forward tne complete 
detailed statement which you requested. But that the 
purport of the Senate's resolution may not be misunder¬ 
stood, I append, ho wearer , two typical illustrations 
of what was meant by "discrepancies and inequalities", 
in the hope that when the whole situation comes up for review 
by the Department of Education, it will be possible to 
discover some common principles which may apply to all 
universities. in the nature of the case, references to 
the courses presented at another university are unavoidable. 
It should be understood, however, that no complaint is 
here maae that these courses are unsatisfactory, but 
rather that the conditions under which the Department's 
certificates are gained in this university are more 
exacting and onerous than in the other. 

Very truly yours. 


x 


R.A.Falconer 



The Deputy Minister of Education, 


May 29th:, 1914 


Department of Education, Toronto. 

Dear Sir 1 : 

In acknowledging on November lorn 1913, the receipt of a resolution 
of the Senate!, Dassed November 14, 1913:, In re the courses for Specialists ana 
Inspectors;, you reauestea a statement in detail of the "discrepancies and 
inequalities amongst the courses of the various Unuversities". Sufcseauent to 
the receipt 66 your reauest:, the various courses of this university have been 
undergoing a revision which even yet is incomplete. This revision, it has 
occurred to me!, would necessitate new agreements between the Department of 
Education and the University in the matter of the courses for specialists and 
inspectors, and tne negotiations on the new agreements would afford an 
opportunity to discuss and remove the discrepancies and inequalities referred tc 
in the Senate’s resolution. For this reason I have thought it unnecessary 
to forward the complete detailed statement which you requested. But that the 
purport of the Senate’s resolution may not be misunderstood:, I append:, two 
typical illustrations of wnat was meant by "discrepancies and ineaualities", 
in the hope that when the whole situation com<s up for review by the Department 
of Education, it will be possible to discover some common principles wnich may 
apply to all universitie«s. In the nature of the case:, references to tne 
courses presented at another university are unavoidable. It should be under¬ 
stood, however, that no complaint is here made that these courses are unsatis¬ 
factory, but ratner tnat the conditions under wnich the Department’s certificate 

are gained in this university are more exacting and onerous than in the other. 

Yours sincerely,