Adapting to diversity



Title Adapting to diversity: where cultures collide: educational issues in Northern Alberta
Author(s) J. Timothy Goddard, Rosemary Y. Foster
Journal Canadian Journal of Education
Date 2004
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 20
Abstract In this article, we report a case study of educational issues in northern Alberta. Using interviews and observations, we provide the different perspectives held by educators, students, parents, and community members about the goals and purposes of schools, the curriculum, and the language of instruction. Practices in the schools tended to maintain the status quo: a southern approach to education, with an emphasis on a provincial curriculum and English as the language of instruction. These schools did not reflect the realities of northern communities, such as a concern for Aboriginal languages, in spite of policies that provided for local control. [published March 2004] (Contains 5 notes.)

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