Current Problems: Education (6-12)

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April 25, 2024

Ontario curricula for Grades 1 to 12 lacking in Canadian history

NationTalk: TORONTO—The curriculum guides for Ontario elementary and high school students are lacking in specific Canadian history content, and are not organized chronologically to give students a solid foundational knowledge of the nation’s past, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Ontario students are not...

April 3, 2024

How Alberta’s Social Studies Curriculum Design Went So Wrong

Despite major reservations from experts, the Education Ministry has forged ahead with the new plan. There’s little accountability. The Tyee: Imagine a new school is being built, but it’s amateur builders who get charged with creating blueprints — and the education minister insists it is safe because the ministry “consulted” engineers who in reality had...

March 20, 2024

Alberta’s ‘Astonishingly Bad’ New K-6 Social Studies Curriculum

Pull the plug and start over pleads a panel of experts asked by the province to weigh in. David J. Climenhaga is an award-winning journalist, author, post-secondary teacher, poet and trade union communicator. He blogs at Follow him on X @djclimenhaga. The Tyee: How bad is the social studies curriculum the United Conservative Party wants...

December 8, 2023

Quebec’s new language bill is a barrier to Indigenous education says college dean

Bill 96, the Quebec language bill will take full effect next fall and some educators are saying it creates issues for Indigenous students APTN News: Law 14, Quebec’s new language law, commonly known as Bill 96, will take full effect next fall. The legislation requires students attending English junior colleges in the province to complete...

May 3, 2023

What you need to know about Still Waiting for Truth and Reconciliation, a progress report on Indigenous education in Ontario

People for Education makes key recommendations to adhere to 11 calls to action NationTalk: Huntsville Forester – On April 23, People for Education released a progress report, Still Waiting for Truth and Reconciliation, on Indigenous education in Ontario. People for Education is an independent, non-partisan, charitable organization working to support and advance public education through research, policy...

August 8, 2022

Indigenous content removed from Ontario’s science curriculum starting in September 2022

NationTalk: THUNDER BAY, ON: Following the Matawa 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) that took place during the last week of July 2022 in Webequie First Nation—the Matawa Chiefs Council are calling for the Ontario Ministry of Education to immediately stop the planned implementation of the new Ontario elementary science curriculum for the 2022-2023 school year that...

July 13, 2022

Ontario removes Indigenous Science Framework from curriculum

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE – The Anishinabek Nation and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) are disappointed to learn of the Ministry of Education’s decision to remove the Indigenous Science Framework from the Ontario Curriculum. Together with Anishinabek educators, the Anishinabek Nation is willing to host a meeting with the Ministry of Education to advocate for the...

October 21, 2021

Alberta Curriculum advisors ignore Métis input

CBC – Curriculum advisers hand-picked by the Alberta government are recommending changes to the kindergarten-to-Grade 4 curriculum for fine arts and social studies that would eliminate all references to residential schools and “equity.” The advisers also recommend that seven- and eight-year-olds learn about feudalism, Chinese dynasties and Homer’s Odyssey in social studies classes. Curriculum experts...

May 25, 2021

Alberta Curriculum advisors ignore Métis input

CBC – Some Alberta Indigenous leaders and an elder say the provincial government has used them or misrepresented their positions to gain endorsements for a new elementary school curriculum they do not support…Last month, the Sovereign Nations of Treaty Eight wrote to Premier Jason Kenney telling him to revisit the draft curriculum. The letter, co-signed...

May 21, 2021

Ontario reneges on curriculum

Release of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies Curriculum for Grades 9 – 12 by Ministry of Education. The 10 courses making up the revised curriculum are not mandatory as recommended by the TRC C2A # 62 but are “electives”. On July 10, 2018, the newly elected Conservative government cancelled curriculum writing sessions initiated by...

March 31, 2021

Alberta Curriculum advisors ignore Métis input

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) – is calling on the Government of Alberta to redraft its proposed K-6 curriculum, citing monumental concerns about the Euro-American colonial undertones. The MNA and its education and training affiliate Rupertsland Institute had very little input into the design of the curriculum despite several attempts to be included in...

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