NTA Journal

The first issue of the NTA Journal dates from c.1908 and coincided with a renewed interest in the Newfoundland Teachers' Association. Founded and edited by St. John's teacher Philip G. Butler, the monthly journal consisted initially of little more than advertisements, a two-page editorial and, as a supplement, a copy of Canadian Teacher magazine. Gradually the Journal developed its own style, publishing lesson plans, professional advice, news about innovations in educational methods and discussion of student problems…

The NTA Journal was published with varying frequency in later years, and from about 1956 was occasionally supplemented by the NTA Bulletin. In the early 1960s, the Journal was reduced to 5 issues yearly, while the NTA Bulletin became a monthly and was expanded to include more Association news items, while the Journal concentrated on articles of a professional nature. In 1985, the Journal underwent a format change and was retitled Professional Development Journal…

(Source: excerpts from the NTA Journal article in the Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol. 4, pp. 127-128).

More details about this journal including a list of editors can be found in the Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Magazines.

Digitization of this journal was made in partnership with staff of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association who provided issues lacking in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Their assistance was much appreciated.

The collection is still not complete and some issues only have partial contents.

The Canadian Teacher supplements in early issues have not been scanned.

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