ERIC Number: ED345384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Charge of Educational Governance: The Franco-Ontarian Experience.
Mawhinney, Hanne B.
The history of Ontario's policies governing Franco-Ontarian education is highlighted in this paper, with a focus on the evolution of cultural pluralism and the struggle for minority French language education self-governance. Adopting a political systems framework for policy making and a pluralist perspective, the paper illustrates the conflicts associated with the evolution of the provisions for Franco-Ontarian educational governance. Key events affecting the governance of French-language schools are identified and placed within the context of the political organization of education in Ontario. Two questions are considered: (1) environmental factors that generated demand for minority French-language educational governance; and (2) their effects on policy. These questions are addressed by identifying policy "eras" from 1600 to June 1990 in an outline of the major issues and resulting policies. One figure is included. (66 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: French Language Schools; Ontario
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Multicultural, Intercultural and Race Relations Education (4th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 22-24, 1990).