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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Katz (1910-1988)

Teacher, professor.

Born at Winnipeg in 1910, after gaining his teaching certificate from the Winnipeg Normal School, he taught in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba until gaining his BA from the University of Manitoba and teaching at Isaac Newton and St. John’s Technical High Schools. He took his BEd and MEd at the University of Manitoba, gaining gold medals in both, and later getting his PhD in Education from the University of Chicago. From 1949 to 1956, he was a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba before going to the University of British Columbia. He was a pioneer in the field of Comparative Education and was the founder of the World Congress of Comparative and International Education Societies, serving as the first president of its Canadian branch. He received numerous awards for this work. He died at Vancouver, BC on 11 October 1988.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 29 October 1988, page 46.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 12 March 2011

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