Rights and Realities
The Judicial Impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Education, Case Law and Political Jurisprudence
First published in 1997, this volume examines the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms precipitated change within educational institutions, affecting all levels of governance, administration and day-to-day teaching. This book illustrates the ways in which such change has transpired by first presenting the significance of the Charter, and subsequently focusing on case law. The book concludes with an analysis of the politicization of the judiciary within the education sector. In essence, the primary objective of this book is to clarify the effects and implications of the Charter on and for educational practice in Canada. The secondary objective is to put the impact of the Charter into a more general political framework.
Table of Contents
1. The Enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 2. New Directions in Education. 3. Fundamental Freedoms. 4. Legal Rights. 5. Equality Rights. 6. Minority Language Educational Rights. 7. Rights and Privileges to Denominational, Separate and Dissentient Schools. 8. Multiculturalism and the Rights and Aboriginal Peoples. 9. Conclusion: the Politicization of the Courts.
Jonathan Black-Branch is Professor of International and Comparative Law at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.