ERIC Number: ED121537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual Education System in the Northwest Territories. Monograph No. 5.
Macpherson, Norman J.
Designed to define and clarify the policies and programs of Canada's Northwest Territories' Department of Education, this monograph addressed the following concerns: (1) Program Policies and Problems (emphasis on the vast size and small population of the Northwest Territories and the divergent demands placed upon the Department of Education and its Director); (2) History (documentation of the Department's increasing involvement in the administration and development of a "unified education system"); (3) Extent and Organization (65 schools spread throughout 1.3 million square miles; 625 teachers; 110 classroom assistants, most of whom are of Native descent; regional superintendents assisted by supervisors in charge of Special and Continuing Education and by traveling teacher consultants; the Yellowknife headquarters and its various divisions; adult education; and specialized training programs); (4) Principles (parental right to choose the type of education suitable for their children; cultural relevancy; language of the learner during the first three years of education; a multi-cultural/multi-lingual objective; and education which develops and preserves the confidence of the child); (5) Programs (teacher education programs for Native which emphasize the standards of: northern teaching suitability; community responsiveness; bilingualism; and specific training for northern teaching). (JC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Principles, American Indians, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Philosophy, History, Multilingualism, Policy Formation, Problems, Program Development
Indian and Northern Education Program, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N OWO ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon. Indian and Northern Curriculum Resources Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada