ERIC Number: ED043705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Brief on Poverty and Public Education in Canada.
Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
This brief presented to the Canadian Special Senate Committee on Poverty seeks to establish some workable definition of "the poor" in Canadian society. Attempts are made to outline the potential of education for promoting the economic well-being of Canadians. It is found that the poor often get the poorer schools, programs, and teachers, rather than the special and superior programs which they appear to require. These inequities tend to be compounded by regional inequalities in ability to finance education. Throughout the brief, particular emphasis is placed on the severe educational problems of the Indians, Eskimos, Metis, and Negroes. It is suggested that the urban poor constitute the largest problem for the schools; but the native peoples, urban or rural, and the Negroes are the most intractable problem. Seventeen recommendations concerning the alleviation of poverty are made, with particular emphasis on changes required in education. It is further recommended that resources for education be so distributed as to bring to disadvantaged children the special educational programs and facilities they need. Also stressed are parental involvement and special training of teachers. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Special Committee on Poverty; Canadian Teachers Federation; Metis (People)
Note: Report presented to the Special Senate Committee on Poverty, Canada, June 2, 1970