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Alberta's Francophone Heritage
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Francophone Edukit

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Francophone Curriculum


French Language Education

Francophone School Boards


Official Languages



According to section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights, francophone students have a right to be educated in French at schools managed by francophones. Curriculum used in such schools has been shaped to conform to the needs of these students, so although the curriculum must comply with expectations outlined by the Department of Education of Alberta, texts and programs have been adapted to include specific material.

In the past, the time allotted for education in French was very limited for children of French-Canadian ancestry and their teachers, and the province-wide teacher organization, l’Association des Éducateurs bilingues de l’Alberta (AÉBA), agonized over the limited choice of educational materials. History books, readers, and grammars were usually ordered from Quebec. Today the situation in Alberta has changed; the Department of Education has developed three sections pertaining to French language instruction: Francophone, French as a second language, and French immersion.

The web site to consult for further information is www.learning.gov.ab.ca/french


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