ERIC Number: ED429441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Francophones in Canada: A Community of Interests. New Canadian Perspectives = Les liens dans la francophonie canadienne. Nouvelles Perspectives Canadiennes.
Guindon, Rene; Poulin, Pierre
This text examines the ties that bind Francophones across Canada to illustrate the diversity and depth of the Canadian Francophone community. Observations are organized into seven chapters. The first looks at the kinship ties of Canadian Francophones, including common ancestral origins, settlement of the Francophone regions, and existence of two particularly large French Canadian families, one in Acadia and one in Quebec. The second chapter outlines patterns of mobility in migration, tourism, and educational exchange. Chapter three looks at the circulation of information within and among Francophone communities through the mass media, both print and telecommunications. The status of cultural exchange (literary, musical, and theatrical) is considered next. Economic affairs within and among economic groups are addressed in chapter five, including banking, cooperation among groups, partnerships and expansion into new markets, and labor mobility. Chapter six explores the sharing of scientific and educational resources, including student and faculty mobility and distribution of courses and teaching aids. Finally, networking among varied Francophone groups is discussed. The text is presented in both English and French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Mobility, Educational Policy, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, French, French Canadians, Information Dissemination, Intergroup Relations, Kinship, Land Settlement, Language Minorities, Language Role, Mass Media, Migration Patterns, Shared Resources and Services, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Tourism
Official Languages Support Programs, Department of Canadian Heritage, 15 Eddy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A-OM5 (Cat. no. CH-2/1-1996); Tel: 819-994-2224; Web site: http://www.pch.gc.ca/offlangoff/perspectives/index.htm (free).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Heritage, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada