EDEC 247 Lecture Notes - 6 Years, Dualism, De Jure

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McGill University
Department
Curriculum and Instruction
Course
EDEC 247
EDEC 247 9/6/2012 1:10:00 PM
EDEC 247 Policy issues in Quebec Education
Tino.bordonaro@mcgill.ca
TA: Jonathan Aaron Lazare
jonathanaaron.lazare@mail.mcgill.ca
2 essay (50%/50%)
- Oct 18th open book
- Nov 29th closed book
Final (50%)
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1. Quebec‟s tradition of public education dates back to New France?
False In New France it was ran by the church and supported by the state
2. The 1960s were revolutionary because the government was reluctant
to change
False; the liberal party at that time embraced change
3. School boards have always been administered along linguistic lines
False very recent that there are language based school board
4. QC MELS is one of the largest bureaucracies in Canada
True; per capita bases it‟s very large, produce policies
5. Teachers have control over the curriculum
False; teachers have more control over how to teach but little control
over what to teach. Curriculum created in „79 and reformed most recently
in ‟97.
6. Teachers in the classroom have the same rights as parent at home
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True; we have case law in QC that said teachers are like the parents in
classroom. Teachers have same standard as the parents
7. An English education is accessible to English speaking student
False in order to be enrolled in English school you have to have the
eligibility. Bill 101. Canada charter of rights and freedom
8. Quebec is the private school capital of the world
True; private schools are very popular in QC, very politically protected,
very economically financed
9. Multiculturalism is QC‟s official policy
False; it‟s inter-culturalism
10. All rights in QC are absolute
False; not absolute but subject to reasonable limit
Policy
- The laws and rules that govern our education system
- Laws are passed by assembly and rule is passed by an institution
Issue
- Problem is resolved
- Issue is managed
Quebec‟s Policy Priorities
MELS Strategic Plan: 2009-2013
1. School retention and success
2. Professional development of teachers
3. Advancement of knowledge
4. Support learning
5. Regional development
6. Governance and regulatory policies (focus in this class)
7. Physical activities, leisure, and sports
8. Services and rapport with population
The Issues
- Continuity, change, reform
- Dualisms
- Diversity, pluralism
- Governance
- Rights, responsibilities
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- Standards, priorities
- Classical, current
LECTURE 2 2012/09/11
The Beginnings of Education in Québec
- before the regime the education was good teacher-student ratio 1:1
- but the French system is not that much systematically governed but it
was the beginning
- the French regime was the beginning of “an institution”
- religion institution survived throughout the history when the empires
failed
Overview
1. The French Regime (1663-1760)
a) The French arrive in Québec
- Jacques Cartier made 3 voyages
- first successful settlement was the result of Champlain‟s mission
b) Education in New France (NF)
2. The Conquest (1760)
- post conquest, our educational system became dual system (catholic;
protestant)
- catholic vs. the many branches of Protestant
- the catholic institution became stronger after it was challenged
3. The Québec Act (1774)
4. Education in the British Regime (1763)
a) Constitutional Act (1791)
b) Act for the Est. of Free Schools and the Adv. of Learning (1801)
c) Fabriques Act (1824)
legislation begin to give more power to local authorities
parliament of lower Canada passed an Act which authorities the
“fabriques” to devote a quarter of their budgets to the foundation
and maintenance of schools (institutions that are already
recognized)
it was not popular and fabrique schools was never numerous
d) Syndics Act (1829)
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Document Summary

False in new france it was ran by the church and supported by the state: the 1960s were revolutionary because the government was reluctant to change. False; the liberal party at that time embraced change: school boards have always been administered along linguistic lines. False very recent that there are language based school board: qc mels is one of the largest bureaucracies in canada. True; per capita bases it s very large, produce policies: teachers have control over the curriculum. False; teachers have more control over how to teach but little control over what to teach. Curriculum created in 79 and reformed most recently in 97: teachers in the classroom have the same rights as parent at home. True; we have case law in qc that said teachers are like the parents in classroom. Teachers have same standard as the parents: an english education is accessible to english speaking student.

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