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ERIC Number: ED048959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 120
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Education North of 60; The Canadian Superintendent 1964.
Thorsteinsson, B.; And Others
The 1964 booklet is a report on the Canadian educational system in the Northwest Territories and northern Quebec. Prepared by the Canadian Association of School Superintendents and Inspectors of Northern Affairs and Resources, it is intended as a description rather than an analysis or philosophical treatment of education north of the 60th parallel. According to the report, the system is "the most recently organized, the most remote, the most expensive per pupil, and the most complex system of education in Canada." It includes schools ranging in size from 1 room and 20 pupils at Reindeer Station, to 41 rooms with 44 teachers at Inuvik. The system serves an area of approximately 1,300,000 square miles and a population of only 26,000 multicultural and multilingual inhabitants (mainly Eskimos and other American Indians), or 1 person for every 50 square miles. Among the aims of the system are (1) to make elementary, secondary, and higher education available to all; (2) to include programs of vocational and adult education; (3) to broaden horizons, yet preserve cultures, offering new skills, yet not discarding the old; and (4) to introduce a second language as the language of instruction while maintaining and strengthening the mother tongue. The 10 chapters deal with various aspects of the educational system. (EJ)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Association of School Superintendents and Inspectors, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada