NWT launches new education framework

November 20, 2013

The government of the Northwest Territories has released a new plan for K-12 education in the territory. The new plan, Education Renewal and Innovation Framework: Directions for Change, provides new approaches to numerous aspects of the education system, based on 2 primary goals: to establish an “effective, relevant NWT education system for all learners,” and to establish an “associated, practical reporting, management, and accountability framework.” The framework defines new foundational approaches to education, incorporating cultural teachings and land-based learning, forming partnerships between communities and schools, and encouraging students to develop a “strong sense of identity.” The NWT government has pledged to renew the K-12 curriculum based on the framework’s approach to education, and to work with Aboriginal governments where there is jurisdictional overlap. NWT News Release | APTN News | Framework