The Myth: Responsibility for Education is Exclusive to the Provinces in Canada

By Ron Phillips.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This article examines the many claims that education in Canada is exclusive to the provincial governments. These claims are throughout the literature, texts, reports from provincial and federal governments, and international organizations. Such claims allow the federal government of Canada to relinquish their constitution responsibilities in education to the provincial and territorial governments. The claims also allow the federal government of Canada to relinquish their national role in international education institutions (e.g., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to provincial governments and their organizations and allows for questions to be raised about the reliability and validity of Canadian information and statistics.

Keywords: First Nations, Federal Government, Provincial Government, International Education

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.275-282. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 594.214KB).

Dr. Ron Phillips

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada

Dr. Phillips has worked in the area of First Nations special education for the past thirty years throughout Canada. He has recently written two articles of “Aboriginal Elders views of Exceptionality” and “Voices from the field of Aboriginal special education”. He is presently teaching courses in special education and methods at Nipissing University.


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