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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



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


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



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


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



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


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


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


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



Education: Who and what?

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


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



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


Free education – and then what?

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



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