About the PSELF
The Strategic Plan for French-Language Education in brief
What is the Strategic Plan for French-Language Education?
The Strategic Plan for French-Language Education (PSELF) is a vision of French-language education in a minority context that is structured around three strategic priorities:
- Teaching/Learning – Snapshot of the situation 〈July 2020〉
- Identity-building – Snapshot of the situation 〈July 2020〉
- Cultural diversity – Snapshot of the situation (November 2020)
They are part of the stages of an education continuum that includes early childhood, elementary and secondary school, post-secondary education and lifelong learning.
The PSELF is based on the concept of the civic community school, aimed at redefining the relationship between community and school: success, a continuum of learning, and social, cultural and community commitment.
Take a glance at the PSELF roadmap.
Why emphasize those three areas?
By collectively paying special attention to these three areas, it will be possible to define, update and promote the specific nature of French-language education in minority settings in Canada.
Why do we need a strategic education plan?
Following talks at the 2005 Summit on Education, and later at the 2012 Summit, major players in the field of French-language education in Canada decided to take action and establish a joint plan in order to contribute to the vitality and sustainability of the Francophone and Acadian communities.
The 2017 Summit brought together various stakeholders with a vested interest in French-language education to discuss winning practices related to the strategic plan on French-language education. These exchanges were meant to bring down the silos to foster greater engagement of all for the success and well-being of students.
Who are the players in this plan?
The major partners with an interest in French-language education are: community organizations including school boards, provincial and territorial Ministries of Education in Canada as well as the federal government. These are the three stakeholders making up a committee that supports the implementation of the Strategic Plan for French-Language Education.
What are the advantages?
The plan aims to provide winning conditions for the overall success of students, their families, school staff and members of the community. This success results from a learning continuum and from social, cultural and community commitment. Those are the three targets that are the backdrop for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for French-Language.