ERIC Number: ED366049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Our Children Our Future. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Delivery of Programs and Services in Primary, Elementary, Secondary Education. [Full Report].
Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Education.
The Royal Commission of Inquiry's report on the Newfoundland (Canada) education system proposes a number of major changes. Among these are publicly elected school boards funded on the basis of need, teachers employed on professional merit, church involvement at the provincial and school levels, and appropriate religious education programs for all school students. In response to the commission's request for public participation, a total of 1,041 written and oral presentations, representing 3,677 individuals and 384 groups and organizations, were received along with 128 petitions containing 8,787 signatures. A random sample of 1,001 individuals were interviewed by telephone on issues relating to denominational education. This final report is divided into six parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Perspectives on Education; (3) The Denominational School System; (4) Costs and Consequences; (5) A Model for Change; and (6) Elements of Change. Dispersed throughout the chapters are 39 tables and 36 figures, with notes following the chapters. Included in the appendices are a statement by the commission's legal counsel; a list of submitters, public hearings, visitations, and consultations; a summary of research activities; the opinion poll questionnaire; and a summary of recommendations proposed by the Commission. (KDP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Education.
Note: For summary report, see EA 025 502; for commissioned studies, see EA 025 50