Pathways To Education

by Robert Lampard, Don Hepburn, Henry Wostenberg, Mary Gardiner, and Paul Gowans.

Are you familiar with your educational roots? Did you know that eight schools began in Red Deer before it had 2500 citizens? Important steps in the educational field in Alberta originated in Red Deer.  Why did these schools come to Red Deer? Were they part of a pathway that influenced other schools, or were they one of a kind?  What was the role of faith and religion in their formation? What influence did they have on the Red Deer community and vice versa?  A "must read"!

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Introduction:  includes Dedication, Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction, and Education In Alberta.

Red Deer Indian Industrial School:  " Aboriginal people might have hoped that the
schooling provided would prepare their young people to become ranchers and
farmers while still retaining their cherished cultures, but the government in Ottawa
had another objective altogether…"   Includes an Addendum on the Remembering
The Children Society.

St. Mary's Apostolic School:  "The short-lived St. Mary’s Presbytery and Apostolic
Schools in Red Deer, were two small schools that were part of a much larger set of
Catholic institutions created by the Priests of St. Mary of Tinchebray during their
twenty year presence in Central Alberta".

St. Joseph's Convent School:  A convent school created by the Priests of St. Mary
of Tinchebray and run by the Congregation of the Daughters Of Wisdom.

Provincial Training School:  the Provincial Training School (PTS) " provided the
only education and training programs for the mentally handicapped in the
province [of Alberta] for almost 50 years".

Canadian Nazarene College:  The Canadian Nazarene College was "designed to
fulfill the Canadian Nazarene church’s need to train teachers, ministers,
missionaries and workers for work at home and abroad."  It is now part of
Ambrose University.

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School:  " The story of Ecole Secondaire
Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (LTCHS) since its inception in 1947
has been one of innovation, program diversity, facility upgrades, name changes,
program development, governance change, staff and student success stories,
educational leadership and, through it all, the development of a very unique and
exceptional school."

Conclusion and End Materials:  includes Conclusions, Appendices for the
Berkhamsted School and Alberta Ladies' College, Alberta School Milestones,
Biographies of the authors, and the Index.