ERIC Number: ED194982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Projected Issues in the Practice of Educational Administration: The Canadian Context.
At the moment, most of Canada is faced with the problem of dealing with declining enrollments. This decline necessitates consideration of two major issues: the role of the educational system in Canadian society and the structure of educational governance in Canada. Although by law education is the prerogative of the provinces, the federal government, because of federal education funding, also has control over education. Up to 1965, the provinces had great power over education; after this time local boards took more responsibility and put more emphasis on the affective domain, equal opportunities, and individualized instruction. Now this emphasis is being questioned. The chief issue confronting Canadians in the future is who or what controls the schools. The federal government can do it by bribery, the provincial government by legislation, the local board of education by permission and participation, the administrator by skill and credibility, and interest groups by pressure. The most dramatic confrontation related to declining enrollment will have less to do with school closing than with personnel moves. In addition, the question of Quebec separation and the problems of bilingualism are always in the minds of Canadian administrators. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Centralization, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Foreign Countries, Governance, School District Autonomy
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Canada; Quebec
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.