A Changing World: Education in New Brunswick
1938, 20th century
13 x 4 cm
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
Keys to History
The Association acadienne d'éducation (AAE) was born at the 10th national Acadian conference in Memramcook in 1937. Discussions on the establishment of the association had taken place the year before. The commanders of the Ordre de Jacques-Cartier of New Brunswick, a secret society that defended francophone interests in the fields of education, politics, social affairs, religion and economics, had laid the foundation of the association during a special meeting held in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Their concerns centred on the standard of education in French, the training of Acadian teachers and their working conditions. The Association proved to be of great use in maintaining French in New Brunswick 's primary schools.
A theatrical performance was given to raise the funds necessary to hold the first conference of the AAE.
The AAE conference was held in Bathurst, New Brunswick.
As the ribbon shows, the first conference of the Association acadienne d'éducation took place on 30 and 31 August 1938.
Five hundred people attended the first meeting of the Association acadienne d'éducation in 1938.