Inventory of the
York University Faculty of Education fonds

Inventory #F0057

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0057
Title:York University Faculty of Education fonds
Extent:2.2 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Faculty of Education was inaugurated in 1971 and became operational in 1972 with the first courses being offered in 1973. The new faculty absorbed Lakeshore Teachers' College in 1971, accepting most of the faculty there as York teachers. The faculty currently offers programmes, combining theory and practice, in elementary, secondary and special education in both a concurrent programme (with an undergraduate degree in Arts or Science), and a consecutive (post-graduate) degree, as well as a Master of Education programme and a doctoral programme. The faculty also offers programmes in Jewish Teacher Education, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and a number of specialized graduate diplomas. In addition the Faculty has a large in-service degree programme for professional teachers who wish to upgrade their qualifications. The Jean Augustine Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment was established in 2008) to facilitate research and activities related to education in a diverse urban society. The following individuals have served as dean of the faculty: Robert L.R. Overing (1972-1980); Joan E. Bowers, acting(1980); Andrew E. Effrat (1980-1990); Stanley Shapson (1990-1998); Jill S. Bell, acting (1998-1999); Terry Piper (1999-2001); Donald Dippo, acting (2001); Paul Axelrod (2001-2008); Alice Pitt (2008-2012); Ron Owston, interim dean (2012-).
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of the records of the Dean's Office, 1965-1974; the Faculty Council, 1972-2005; the Task Force of Governance and other policy documents from 1991; and Lakeshore Teachers' College, 1959-1975.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Some access restrictions apply to accessions 1975-006 and 1976-014. Consult the University Archives for details.
Finding Aid: File lists available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds includes material from accruals: 1975-006, 1976-014, 1985-017, 2003-017, 2012-034. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: The Archives has copies of the minutes of the Faculty of Education Students' Association (1973-1975) housed in the Ephemera collection. These are the official minutes of the Association to the extent that they have been prepared and distributed to members of the Association and the University community. They may or may not be identical to records kept by the recording officer of the Association. In addition to archival records, Archives and Special Collections has gathered other material from the Faculty of Education that is housed in the Ephemera collection. This material consists of printed material and ephemera, including announcement of programmes, courses and public events, handbooks, invitations, newsletters and reports.
Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Faculty of Education.
Provenance Access Points:York University (Toronto, Ont.). Faculty of Education

Date of creation: 2002/04/16
Date of last revision: 2013/12/04
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