The Role of Schools in the Community – Melissa Leonard & Dr. Paul Stewart

Melissa Leonard, a recent graduate from our MEd Leadership program in Alberta and currently a middle school teacher with Red Deer Public Schools and Dr. Paul Stewart, CityU’s faculty member wrote an article for the CASS Connections, College of Alberta School Superintendents Magazine.

“Communities generally respect education as a way to create a better society, a future of opportunities for students, and to teach them to one day be good citizens. Canada, like many first world countries, offers good education programs. However, even in Canada, there are still challenges that exist to close the gaps between students who are different from the majority, students who are disadvantaged, and those who are born to a more advantageous position. As schools continue to grow and change, classrooms are becoming more multicultural. As the populations of schools transform, educators must consider both the effects that this globalization should have on their culture and practices, as well as the resulting society which the school is working to prepare students for.”

Thanks to the CASS Magazine for sharing this with us. Click here to read the whole article.