Public Education in Canada Comparison Essay by Peerless

Public Education in Canada
A look at the public school system in Canada and how it differs from other democratic educational systems.
# 5483 | 1,920 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2001 | US

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This paper takes an in-depth look at the educational system in Canada with emphasis on the public school system. The writer compares it with other like system and shows how they differ. Topics discussed are curriculum, tuition and standards. The question of which government body is responsible for the education system is also raised.

From the Paper:

"Two of the major goals of education are to provide society with the skills and knowledge required for growth, and to give each individual the opportunity for personal development and achievement. The pursuit of these two aims can sometimes conflict, so the Canadian approach to the public education system is founded on coordination, in an attempt to provide education that is diversified, comprehensive, and available to all. The public education system in Canada differs from most countries in that it is composed of ten provincial and three territorial systems, which in addition to controlling public education, is also responsible for denominational schools and private education. The legalities of attendance are common to all thirteen systems, and children are legally required to begin school at the age of six or seven, and must attend until they reach the age of sixteen or seventeen. In order to facilitate this obligation, all public education in Canada, from kindergarten through to grade twelve, is publicly funded and free to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents until the end of secondary school. Post secondary and higher education differs, in that it relies on the payment of tuition fees in all but a handful of cases, such as in Quebec where the general and vocational colleges (CEGEPs) remain publicly funded (Manzer 1994)."

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