ERIC Number: ED049873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
Social Development in Rural Manitoba.
Manitoba Cabinet Secretariat, Winnipeg.
A critique of recommendations by the Local Government Boundaries Commission (LGBC) related to improvement of rural education in Manitoba, Canada, is provided. Backed by footnotes and 12 appendices, the paper contends that the LGBC Report "fails to meet its technocratic objectives and also ignores a broad role for education in social development." Specific recommendations to improve the LGBC work include use of an outside consultant to direct activities of the LGBC, initiation of a series of conferences designed to define educational objectives, execution of a major policy statement of intent to extend to rural Manitobans a basic infrastructure for social development, establishment of school-based pilot community centers, implementation of contracts with institutions of higher education to create and operate a community education program in poverty-stricken areas, and initiation of a comprehensive evaluation of adult education needs and programs. Additionally, it is recommended that the Department of Youth and Education facilitate establishment of cooperative service centers, provide incentive grants to innovative teachers, train school administrators through use of consultants, and create a section devoted to needs of small schools. (AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Cabinet Secretariat, Winnipeg.