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ERIC Number: ED108287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 21
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The Organization and Administration of Canadian Education.
Pedersen, K. George
For various historical and social reasons, Canada's educational system tends to accept and reflect a greater divergence of philosophical backgrounds and ethnic origins than the American system does. In most provinces, the major church-related school systems receive financial support from the province. A second difference is that Canadian provincial authorities have guarded their autonomy jealously, which results in strong provincial departments of education, relatively weak local systems, and minimal federal influence on education. There is no Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Office of Education or the National Institute of Education. As in the United States, educational finance is a policy issue of considerable importance in Canada. With the exception of New Brunswick, all provinces rely on a combination of municipal and provincial fiscal support, though the relationship between these funding sources varies considerably from province to province. However, variability in school support within each province is considerably less than in most states in the United States. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada