La campagne en faveur de l'enseignement des sciences et la naissance du documentaire pour la jeunesse au Québec
AbstractFrom 1920 to 1950, prominent scientists and intellectuals like Adrien Pouliot and Frère Marie-Victorin criticized the traditional school curriculum and advocated the cause of scientific education in Quebec. Responding to their call for a wider accessibility to scientific knowledge, children's literature publishers offered a variety of storybooks and illustrated popularising works which, for the most part, introduced young readers to natural science, botany and zoology. Despite their poor editorial quality and their lack of literary interest, these books had a seminal role in changing mentalities. In fact, they may have furthered the acceptance of scientific culture and teaching at all school levels.