The Quebec Department of Education, Cultural Pluralism and the Anglophone Catholic Minority

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The Quebec Department of Education, Cultural Pluralism and the Anglophone Catholic Minority
Abstract
The author argues that the policy of rationalization adopted by the Quebec government in 1964 to rectify the economic inequality engendered by decentralized educational structures failed to distinguish economic pluralism (the competition for scarce resources) from cultural pluralism (the maintenance of diverse cultural perspectives). The author points out that Anglophone Catholics in particular felt threatened by rationalization which consisted not only of laicization, but government control over the local commissions which had provided Anglophone Catholics with their only means of controlling education. Despite agreement in principle with government policy, the Anglophone Catholics came into conflict with the provincial government regarding school reorganization on the Island of Montreal, and the future of Loyola College. On both occasions they were successful in their opposition only to the extent that they were supported by other groups. This reveals the degree to which economic considerations have priority over cultural pluralism in government policy.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
1974
Language
en
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Citation
Keogh, Brian A. “The Quebec Department of Education, Cultural Pluralism and the Anglophone Catholic Minority.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 1974. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=51908&local_base=GEN01-MCG02.
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