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ERIC Number: ED140998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report of an Assessment of the Educational Needs of Northern Albertans, 1976.
Dumont, Fred J.
Commissioned in February 1975, the Task Force assessed stakeholder identified needs to determine whether or not new measures and/or changes in programs and funding procedures were necessary or desirable at the time to respond to the special needs, if any, of Northern Albertans. Local people gathered and analyzed information provided by school systems and other stakeholders, which together with other data provided a basis for 32 recommendations. It was concluded that the Provincial Government's present allocation of financial resources to education was within reasonable and realistic dimensions. Although ample evidence was found that Northern Alberta still needed to "catch up" to the rest of the Province in some services, the Task Force had serious reservations about recommending acceleration in educational program implementation. Rather, the recommendations called for possible adjustment in existing delivery mechanisms to maximize outputs, without necessarily increasing Provincial and local financial support, and for re-allocation of existing transfer grants to provide for more equitable differential treatment of school systems. Focusing on curriculum, service delivery, funding, governance, and Native education, the recommendations were directed to immediate actions needed at the time, or suggested research and analysis to identify the components of the delivery mechanisms requiring adjustment or replacement. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Agency Role, American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Governance, Language Programs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Resource Allocation, Role Perception, State School District Relationship, Teacher Housing
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada