ERIC Number: ED197469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Historical Overview: (1) Economical, Political, and Social Background of Contemporary Canada; (2) Administrative History to 1969; (3) Programs and Curricula Development.
Against the background of current educational retrenchment and general economic crisis, this report traces the economic, social, political and educational influences that shape contemporary Canada. The instability of the economy and its domination by the United States, the transformation from a bicultural into a multicultural society, women's liberation, and the problems of regional disparity are identified as the major issues of the 1980s. Quebec nationalism and growing regional loyalties are, in fact, posing a threat to confederation. In tracing the structural history of the educational system, the author demonstrates that public opinion is playing an ever increasing role in decision-making. The historical development of educational programs and curricula reveals a progressive trend through the 1970s, although this has recently been decelerated to allow for decentralization of curriculum construction, which more adequately meets local needs. (WD)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Governance, History, Political Influences, Progressive Education, Public Opinion, Regional Attitudes, Retrenchment, Social Influences, Trend Analysis
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01473/CODE00296; $1.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada