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Education

 
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Fixing Aboriginal education

John Richards asks what now for First Nations education after Shawn Atleo’s resignation [Issue 36, 2015]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Cross-border education

Launching a joint international MA in Canadian-American Studies [Issue 35, 2014]
by Munroe Eagles
 

 

 
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Religion, ethics and schools

Is Quebec’s new Ethics and Religious Culture course a step toward mutual respect, or a new state religion? An introduction by Louisa Blair [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Louisa Blair
 

 
 
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Imposed from above

The Quebec state has imposed a new Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program which replaces all previous religious instruction and moral education, and it is compulsory [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Gary Caldwell
 

 

 
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Quebec’s $7-a-day universal childcare: A few doubts

Quebec has high debt and high taxes. Perhaps Quebec should instead scale back the subsidy and consider options such as childcare targeted to Aboriginal communities and age-four kindergarten. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Are Quebec’s $7-a-day public daycare centres in danger?

The Liberal government has strongly encouraged the development of for-profit daycare centres. Financing per child has increased almost twice as fast as in public daycare. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Luc Allaire
 

 

 
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Cultural diversity and Quebec’s common public culture

Imposed secularization, state appropriation of public education and multicultural orthodoxy do not augur well for coping with “deep cultural diversity "(Caldwell). [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Gary Caldwell
 

 
 
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Human resources

This article is an edited excerpt from Jean-François Lisée's book Pour une 
gauche efficace (Montreal: Boréal, 2008). 
It was translated by Bob Chodos. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Jean-Francois Lisee
 

 

 
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School dropouts

School dropouts is not just a Quebec issue, but rather a Canadian one. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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This is history?

Quebec’s new high school history textbooks 
are inward-looking and devoid of meaning. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Christian Rioux
 

 

 
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Civics, Ontario style

Why did Ontario’s civic education program fail to reduce the democratic deficit? Henry Milner takes a look. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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Recipe for success?

An earlier version of this article appeared in the winter 2009 edition of the magazine, Nouvelles CSQ. It was translated from the French by Frances Boylston. [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Luc Allaire
 

 

 
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Education: Who and what?

Bob Chodos introduces the following articles on education in Issue 25 [From Inroads 25, 2009]
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Canadian Studies and the Harper foreign policy agenda

Budgetary and administrative measures are altering the federal government’s historic support for promoting knowledge of Canada, both abroad and at home. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Richard Nimijean
 

 

 
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More money for universities, but…

The government’s new funding strategy has brought money into the universities, but shaped them in a particular way. It is time to ask whether this is really what we want. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Keith Archer
 

 
 
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Free education – and then what?

Two NGOs try to cope with eastern Africa’s overcrowded schools [Issue 19, 2006]
by Don Cayo
 

 

 
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Integrating high school dropouts

The experience of Quebec’s CFER work/study program [Issue 19, 2006]
by Nadia Rousseau
 

 
 
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Diversity as a resource

Multiculturalism in practice in a Mississauga school [Issue 19, 2006]
by Bob Chodos