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For Educators: Publications

This section of the Belonging, Learning and Growing website contains Information on Manitoba Education policy, curriculum and support documents, and related resources.


Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Manitoba Schools

Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Manitoba Schools

Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students
in Manitoba Schools
This resource provides guidelines for ensuring that schools are safe, respectful and equitable places for transgender and gender diverse students while supporting their individual process.

 

Responding to Religious Diversity in Manitoba's Schools: A Guide for Educators (Draft 2015)

Responding to Religious Diversity

Responding to Religious Diversity in Manitoba's Schools: A Guide for Educators (Draft 2015) is intended to serve as a resource for educators and schools seeking to respond to the needs of their religiously diverse students and community. The document provides a guide for welcoming religious diversity and providing accommodations in Manitoba schools.

 

Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015)

Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narraives (2015)

Both an interactive PDF version and a print PDF version of Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015) are available. This document is intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families. The core of the document is the stories or ‘learner narratives’ of eleven young Canadians of refugee or war-affected backgrounds who were interviewed about their experiences before coming to Canada and their immigration life since then, with emphasis on their education pathways.

 

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children 2012

An interactive PDF version of Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children is now available. In addition to being redesigned as an interactive PDF, video resources for five of the chapters have been identified for introduction or discussion starter purposes.

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children 2012

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children and the two companion documents Life After War: Professional Learning, Agencies, and Community Supports and War Affected Children: A Comprehensive Bibliography are web-based resources that are intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families: an environment that will nurture their mental health and well-being, and that will enhance their educational and life outcomes.

Please note that Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children is also available in print form and may be ordered from the Manitoba Text Book Bureau.

 

Belonging, Learning, and Growing: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity

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An earlier consultation document, Diversity and Equity in Education: An Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity, provided a basis for discussion for the consultations that Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth held from November 2003 to September 2005.

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In October 2006, Belonging, Learning, and Growing: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity was released. The report summarizes the results of the consultation process, provides some information on diversity in schools, and presents the Department's Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity 2006–2008.

The Kindergarten to Grade 12 Action Plan for Ethnocultural Equity (2006-2008) reflects many aspects of the proposed action plan and the changes were informed by the consultations and the feedback received. The action plan is organized into several categories, each with several related actions.

 

Manitoba's Current Multicultural Education Policy

The policy document Multicultural Education: A Policy for the 1990's, released in May 1992, contains the following three thrusts:

  • Education for Full Participation in Society;
  • Education for Cultural and Linguistic Development;
  • Education for Intercultural Understanding.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) and heritage language categorical grants respond directly to the first two thrusts.