QUEBEC EDUCATION: THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION

Norman Henchey

Abstract


Profound changes have taken place in the Province of Quebec since 1960. The period is described as the Quiet Revolution and like all genuine revolutions change penetrated deeply into every aspect of the society - the identity, the culture, the institutions, and the people. The French-speaking Quebecer was once defined by his attachment to tradition, his allegiance to the Church, his elitist view of society, his distrust of change, and his detachment from the economic life of the continent. But a new definition has been emerging over the last decade: concern for the present, adherence to a secular and political ethic, an egalitarian view of society, a commitment to change, an engagement in the technology and economics of the post-industrial state.

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