A Most Canadian Odyssey: Education Diplomacy and Federalism, by John Allison

By John Allison

This ebook used to be first released as a peer-reviewed monograph by means of Althouse Press at Western college in London, Canada. Now, the unique manuscript has been reprinted for around the world distribution. 

Drawing on historic examine, John Allison files the heritage and improvement of academic international relations in Canada. In environment the level, he appears to be like at its early improvement through the voyages of Egerton Ryerson, the significance of schooling at Confederation, and advancements within the early 20th century prime as much as the Nineteen Sixties. The significant concentration of the e-book, despite the fact that, takes the reader throughout the Nineteen Sixties, the increase of the Council of Ministers of schooling, Canada (CMEC), the actions of Paul Gérin-Lajoie to increase Quebec’s jurisdiction during this region, and the federal reaction. With the association for fiscal Cooperation and improvement (OECD) kingdom schooling evaluation in 1975-1976, Canada confronted new demanding situations during this box. In his exam of the latter a part of the Nineteen Seventies, Allison analyzes the continuing debates and discussions bearing on who oversaw schooling international relations: Ottawa and the dep. of international Affairs (now worldwide Affairs Canada) or the provinces and CMEC. within the early Nineteen Eighties, a Memorandum of knowing among the provinces (as represented through CMEC) and the government was once signed. instead of addressing it in a dynamic model, this had the influence of mummifying the query. Canadian schooling international relations is a box during which all governments may do much better. With the heritage of this question in hand, leaders, governments, and Canadian educators can extra successfully glance anew at this factor and look for cutting edge and higher ways to Canadian-style schooling diplomacy.

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