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Philosophy of Education

Purpose

The purpose of the Prince Edward Island public education system is to provide for the development of children so that each may take a meaningful place in society.

While on one level this purpose is direct and may be considered self-evident, on another level it raises questions about the principles underlying the education process and the specific goals of education.

The following is a brief explanation of the principles and expectations that apply to the Prince Edward Island public education system. Specific direction is then provided by a statement of the goals supporting the purpose and principles. The statement of philosophy concludes with a brief discussion of the roles played by learners, educators, parents, and other members of the community in the education process.

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