ERIC Number: ED161289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: Canada.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This profile in outline form of the English language teaching situation in Canada discusses the role of English within Canadian society and within the educational systems in the provinces. The discussion takes place within the context of the Official Languages Act of 1969, which declared English and French official languages for all government purposes and which accorded them equal status under the law. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education is discussed with respect to Quebec and to the other provinces. The composition of the teaching cadre at all levels is dealt with, as well as teaching materials, English outside the educational system, and British and American support for English instruction. A list of documents useful for further reference is provided. A supplementary outline of the current status of literary education and of the literary scene in general accompanies the profile. (AMH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Literature, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Programs, Language Role, Language Usage, Literature Programs, Official Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Teacher Education, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.