Higher Education in Canada: Different Systems, Different Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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This book presents the most comprehensive analysis of higher education in Canada ever published. Since there is no national system, the contributors describe and analyze the development of higher education in Canada since 1945 using the provincial/territorial jurisdiction as the unit of analysis. Each of the core chapters discusses the evolution of postsecondary education within the context of the political, cultural, and social dimensions of a particular jurisdiction. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar...
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Overview

This book presents the most comprehensive analysis of higher education in Canada ever published. Since there is no national system, the contributors describe and analyze the development of higher education in Canada since 1945 using the provincial/territorial jurisdiction as the unit of analysis. Each of the core chapters discusses the evolution of postsecondary education within the context of the political, cultural, and social dimensions of a particular jurisdiction. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar in the field with particular expertise on a specific jurisdiction. The resultant portrait of Canadian higher education illustrates the unusual ways in which higher education has evolved in the Canadian federation, and the enormous differences between jurisdictions. For example, the challenges associated with the development of postsecondary education within the socio-political context of Quebec differ markedly from those of the huge, sparsely populated Northwest Territories. While there are many similarities between Canadian and American higher education, including similar rates of participation, Canada's geography, cultural diversity, and its highly decentralized approach to education policy have led to the development of a unique combination of different systems and different perspectives.
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A comprehensive analysis of higher education in Canada describing its development since 1945 according to provincial/territorial jurisdiction. The 20 contributors discuss the evolution of postsecondary education within the contexts of political, cultural, and social dimensions, highlighting the differences between jurisdictions, Canada's decentralized education approach in response to those differences, and specific social and political challenges presented to each region, e.g. Quebec in contrast with the vast and sparsely populated Northwest Territories. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136601217
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction 1
The Federal Perspective 9
Higher Education in British Columbia, 1945-1995: Opportunity and Diversity 31
Postsecondary Education in Alberta Since 1945 59
Higher Education in Saskatchewan 93
Higher Education in Manitoba 115
Higher Education in Ontario 137
Higher Education in Quebec: 1945-1995 161
New Brunswick 189
Higher Education in Nova Scotia: Where Past Is More Than Prologue 221
Prince Edward Island 245
Newfoundland: More Canadian Than British, But Longer Getting There 259
Postsecondary Education in the Yukon: The Last Thirty Years 285
Higher Education in the Northwest Territories 301
Putting It All Together: Viewing Canadian Higher Education from a Collection of Jurisdiction-Based Perspectives 325
Contributors 343
Index 349
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