B.C. to mandate CanLit in high school English courses
Culture police at work again? Well surely it's weird that high school students in BC, when they study literature at all, are assigned only American and British works. Canadian writers are off the local radar. Now one work by a Canadian writer must be included in each year of the high school curriculum. Sounds like a good move.
High school English courses in B.C. will soon be required to include at least one “significant” work of Canadian literature. The provincial ministry recently revamped the curriculum for English Language Arts courses for grades 8 to 12 and included the provision after strong lobbying from various groups, most notably ArtStarts, a B.C.-based non-profit educational arts organization for youth.