Phase III of the Pan-Canadian French-as-a-First Language Project focused on the development of a pan-Canadian framework for cultural appropriation in French-speaking schools in minority settings.

All provinces and territories with the exception of Quebec took part in Phase III of the project.

The framework targets the areas of cultural appropriation and identity-building, which are core educational goals for French-as-a-first-language schools in minority settings.

Four components are included in the framework:

  • a foundation document for a cultural approach to teaching
  • a pan-Canadian database of cultural references
  • a database of teaching strategies
  • a professional development Web site focused on a cultural approach to teaching

The tools developed as part of the project are interactive and are available to the broad minority French-language education community. Visit the project Web site at: www.approcheculturelle.ca. The site is available in French only.