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So Much to Do, So Little Time: The Writings of Hilda Neatby by Hilda Neatby

By Hilda Neatby

Hilda Neatby turned a determine of nationwide controversy in 1953 with the ebook of So Little for the Mind, a harsh critique of Canadian fundamental and secondary tuition schooling. during this selection of her released and unpublished articles, speeches, and letters, Michael Hayden provides the lady at the back of the talk within the context of her instances. He additionally contains a whole bibliography of her works.

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68 By the time she heard from Knox, she was back in Saskatchewan looking for almost any kind of teaching job. 00 a year. 00. 70 Hilda heard a rumour that the University of Saskatchewan, which had just taken over the bankrupt Regina College from the Methodist Church, was looking for someone to teach history. 00 a month and board, a job as supervisor and meal planner for a house for girls coming to Saskatoon to prepare for high school. 00 and room and board for nine months of teaching at Regina.

By 1966 she had moved on to 282's, this time for arthritic pain. Exercise and aspirin saved her from often feeling doped. 135 Yet Hilda did not pause. Vincent Massey had fewer speeches to give in his last two years as Governor General, but 1957-58 was a busy time with conferences and the writing of both popular and scholarly articles. Her presentation of "Christian' Views of History: Toynbee and Butterfield" to the Royal Society in June 1958 was a highpoint. 136 When Professor Simpson became sick in 1957 it was apparent that Hilda would have to be his successor as head of the History Department of the University of Saskatchewan.

All of this would be backed up and furthered by a national radio and television network which would provide not only ordinary entertainment, news, and even soap operas, but also Canadian plays, concerts, and ballets. A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF HILDA NEATBY 29 The commission was accused of being elitist, too much influenced by Vincent Massey's anglophilism, and determined to impose culture on unwilling Canadians. Vincent Massey and Hilda Neatby were anglophiles, perhaps Arthur Surveyer, despite his Quebec roots and education, was too.

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