Putman–Weir Commission

PUTMAN–WEIR COMMISSION was a review of education appointed by the provincial government in 1924. Commissioners were J.H. Putman, an Ottawa school inspector, and George M. WEIR, professor of education at UBC and later a provincial minister of education. Both were considered progressive reformers. They held over 200 public hearings, visited 150 schools and issued a report, Survey of the School System in 1925, containing many recommendations. Among those implemented: an emphasis on child-centred...

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