ERIC Number: ED333066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Race and Ethnocultural Equity Policy in Ontario School Boards.
Mock, Karen R.; Masemann, Vandra L.
This report presents the findings of a survey of all school boards in Ontario (Canada) concerning the status of policies to ensure racial and ethnic equality. Of the 124 boards surveyed, 100 responded. The following major findings are presented: (1) 39 boards have policies in place, three other boards have completed draft policies, and 22 boards have begun policy development; (2) the size, structure, content, and format of the policies vary widely; (3) boards with policies in place usually have related policies on multiculturalism, heritage, language, employment equity, racial harassment, and curriculum guidelines; (4) a small number of northern rural boards have used limited resources to develop policies, but most boards that have developed policies tend to be larger southern boards with greater resources; (5) the key factors to successful policy development and implementation were senior administrator support, the desire to eradicate racism, adequate resources, community involvement, clearly outlined responsibilities and accountability, and effective inservice training; and (6) boards expect leadership and modeling from the Ministry of Education. Statistical data are presented in 16 tables and two graphs. A 149-item bibliography, a list of survey participants, and copies of the survey questionnaire, in both English and French, are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Nondiscriminatory Education, Policy Formation, Questionnaires, Racial Discrimination
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario; Policy Implementation