Histoire de l'ACPLS
Past Projects & Research
Multiculturalism Education Project
The Multiculturalism Education Project (1992-1996), led by Keith A. McLeod addressed the concept of multicultural education as a fundamental aspect of all classrooms and schools. Five reports look at the state of multicultural education in Canada, where we are and what we have achieved.
The development of the study had its beginning in the concern of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers that multicultural education or education for diversity be a fundamental aspect of all classrooms and schools. They believed that policies, curricula, teaching strategies and other aspects such as community participation were important in second language teaching and in all education.
REPORT 1: The National Study consists of ten articles that look at two different but complimentary focuses: examining where we are and what we have achieved, and the presentation of some of the research at the leading edge in the field.
REPORT 2: Studies of Canadian Heritage addresses pluralism - ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic pluralism in Canada. Since CASLT is an organization that particularly focuses on linguistic pluralism, these studies primarily reflect language diversity in Canada.
REPORT 3: L'éducation multiculturelle: école et société includes the publication of studies taking place in Francophone education.
REPORT 4: The Challenges and the Future demonstrates that although there has been twenty-five years of progress, it is equally clear that there is a need to re-affirm and position multiculturalism within our socio-cultural and political concepts and to re-define and re-unify the movement in education.
REPORT 5: A Place to Start. As schools continually accept new students and new teachers, there are always schools and teachers taking on challenges and educational developments. Likewise, communities are continually changing. A Place to Start is a brilliant tool for all future teachers and a great resource for faculties and students. It is a challenge to all to educate for the diversity of Canada and for living globally.