ERIC Number: ED177734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership Issues for Canadian Education.
Williams, T. R.
In addressing issues that are common to all educational jurisdictions in Canada, the author has designated as "national" those issues that are manifest concurrently within the provincial and local board arenas and as "federal" those issues that integrally involve relationships between the federal government and the provinces. Four national issues are discussed: (1) issues dealing with matters of economics and demography; (2) ideological and values issues that relate both to governance and decision-making and to matters of personal, educational, and religious beliefs; (3) issues that revolve around the question of the control of education; and (4) issues that deal primarily with matters of administrative style. The discussion of national issues takes up the bulk of the monograph because they far outnumber the federal issues. The federal issues are centered on finance and the question of national unity. The author concludes that it is only through a renewed focus on the children in the classroom as the shared interest of all involved in education that Canadian school systems can creatively cope with their current dilemmas. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Culture Conflict, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, School District Autonomy, Social Problems, Social Values, State School District Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Note: Also available in French edition