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ERIC Number: EJ1145170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2056-9971
Alberta's Pluriform School System: Beyond the "Public-Secular" versus "Private-Religious" Divide
Hiemstra, John
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v21 n2 p95-113 Jul 2017
The Canadian province of Alberta runs a unique school system that offers ten options for school plurality and choice, nine of which provide some form of faith-based schooling. This article argues that Alberta has created a pragmatic version of a "pluriform school system." This system breaks with the assumption, shared by many Christian school supporters, that faith-based schooling ought to be delivered in the private sphere. The article describes these options for choice, identifies the historical motivators that sparked efforts to pluralize the system, and lists the key consequences and problems flowing from this system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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