Education Framework created for Saskatchewan students
- EFN Staff | November 29, 2019
The provincial government released an education framework that will be used to create an action plan for Saskatchewan students from 2020 to 2030.
On November 27, 2019, the Saskatchewan Education Minister Gordon Wyant released a framework that was developed with input from all education sector partners.
“After a year-long engagement process that involved contributions from thousands of Saskatchewan residents including students, parents, teachers, education stakeholders, Indigenous leaders and the business community, we’re very pleased to roll out the priorities they have identified for Saskatchewan classrooms over the next decade,” Wyant said in a media release. “The framework’s foundation is based on having every Saskatchewan student feel they are learning what they need for their future, that they belong, can be themselves, and that they are valued, safe and supported.”
The various sector partners who helped co-construct the framework are; Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Gabriel Dumont Institute, League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Ministry of Education, Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials, Saskatchewan School Boards Association and Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.
These partners came together to begin working on the framework in May 2018 with the intent to have the new plan in place after the Education Sector Strategic Plan wraps up in June 2020.
The four priorities were identified within the framework which are inclusive, safe and welcoming learning environment; ensuring students have the skills and knowledge for their future; forming connections and relationships; and supporting mental health and well-being.
The plan will be put into action by directors of education in provincial school divisions and interested First Nation and Métis education organizations, as well as Ministry of Education staff.
According to the education framework document, there will be an annual summit to report on progress, showcase effective practices and engage international and local experts as well as Elders and cultural advisors to provide input to the plan.
“First Nations and Métis education organizations are welcome partners in the development and implementation of the provincial education plan. It is recognized, however, that First Nations education organizations who choose to participate have their own accountability and reporting structures,” according to the framework document.