Luzula (luzula) wrote in little_details,

Getting an education as a teacher in Toronto in the 1920's

Setting: Toronto in the early 1920's

My main character is a young woman who grew up in the countryside, but moves to Toronto to get an education as a teacher. It seems like she could've gone to the Toronto Normal School.

I want to know:

1) Would she have had to pay fees to attend school? (She doesn't have a lot of money, so that would be an issue.)

2) What social class did women (and men) who became teachers come from? Would they have been mainly middle class or working class?

Research: I've been reading a very interesting book called "Toronto's 'Girl Problem': The Perils and Pleasures of the City 1880-1930", by Carolyn Strange, and it's given me lots of information on single working women in Toronto during that period, but not precisely on this. On Google, I've tried variations on '1920's, teacher, social class, canada' and 'school fees "toronto normal school"'. Arrgh, I'm probably missing something.
Tags: 1920-1929, canada: history, ~education (misc)

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