Below is a summary of the published 1993 article written by Yvette Mahé. A PDF version of the article has been posted below for your convenience. Please observe the copyright notice, thank you.
Mahé, Yvette T. M. (1993) L’idéologie, le curriculum et les enseignants des écoles bilingues de l’Alberta, 1892-1992. The Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes, 49 (4), 687-703.
The abolition of the dual system of education in the North-west Territories in 1892 threatened the cultural survival of Alberta’s francophone population. In order to counteract the anglo-conformity goals of the official program of studies and to give some legitimacy to their language and culture in the bilingual schools, the francophones developed a hidden curriculum. This article describes how the ideological content of the hidden curriculum evolved as a result of changes in the laws governing the teaching of French and modifications made to the official program of studies.
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