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Kativik School Board / Commission scolaire Kativik Info

La Commission scolaire Kativik, commission scolaire gérée par les Inuit, fut créée par la Convention de la Baie James et du Nord québécois en 1975 pour servir la population des 14 villages du Nunavik (Québec arctique, au nord du 55e parallèle) et pour permettre aux Inuit de diriger leur propre éducation.

Régissant un territoire d'environ 647 668 kilomètres carrés, la Commission scolaire Kativik est non-ethnique. Sa population scolaire s'élève présentement à 2913 enfants. Tous les niveaux scolaires, de la maternelle à la cinquième secondaire, sont offerts dans tous les villages. Il existe actuellement une classe de prématernelle dans un des villages. L'inuttitut, langue maternelle de la grande majorité de la population, est la langue d'enseignement de la maternelle à la deuxième année inclusivement. À partir de la troisième année, les parents ont le choix de faire éduquer leurs enfants en anglais ou en français. On dispense des cours de langue et de culture inuit tout au long du primaire et du secondaire. La Commission scolaire Kativik met tout en oeuvre pour atteindre son objectif, le bilinguisme équilibré, qui accorde un statut égal à l'inuttitut et l'anglais ou le français.

The Kativik School Board, an Inuit-run school board, was created by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement in 1975 to serve the people living in the 14 communities of Nunavik (Northern Quebec, north of the 55th parallel), and to empower the Inuit to take control over their own education.

Covering a territory of 647, 668 square kilometers, the non-ethnic Kativik School Board currently has a school population of 2,913 children. Grade levels from Kindergarten to Secondary V are offered in every community. Pre-K is currently offered in one community. The language of instruction from Kindergarten to Grade 2 inclusive is Inuttitut, the mother tongue for the vast majority of the population. From Grade 3 on, parents are given the choice of having their children educated in English or French. The Inuit culture and language continue to be taught throughout primary and secondary school. The Kativik School Board has begun to actively pursue the goal of balanced bilingualism which gives Inuttitut and English or French equal status.



Kativik School Board / Commission scolaire Kativik is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 2913
No. of Schools: 14
No. of jobs currently in ECN: 2

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