What is the Ministry of Education Ontario?
The Ministry of Education Ontario is the government agency of the Ontario government in the Canadian province of Ontario, responsible for providing and enacting government policy as it pertains to the funding, curriculum planning and overall direction in all levels of public education. As a result of this responsibility, the Ministry of Education Ontario is responsible for providing resources and governmental discretion over all schools in the province, including all elementary and secondary schools.
In a more specific sense, the Ministry of Education Ontario is responsible for establishing and delivering curriculum and guidelines for all officially recognized elementary and secondary school systems in the province of Ontario. In addition to providing aid and constructing blueprints for all schools in the province, the Ministry of Education Ontario is also responsible for providing similar resources and aid to numerous school systems outside of the province.
In addition to establishing curricula and offering resources to schools within and outside of the province, the Ministry of Education Ontario is also responsible for governing public and separate school boards across the country. That being said, similar to the United States educational structure, the Ministry of Education Ontario is not involved in the localized boards day to day operations.
How is the Ministry of Education Ontario Organized?
The Ministry of Education Ontario is headed by the minister of education; this individual is responsible for allocating the government’s resources to those schools in need, as well as establishing the specific curricula requirements for each school district. As the minister, the individual is also responsible for overseeing the localized school districts’ respective boards. As stated before, the Ministry of Education Ontario is not responsible for modifying the day to day operations of these localized boards, but will step in if the particular board is making egregious mistakes concerning their respective budget or curriculum.
Notable ministers of education for the ministry of education Ontario have included, Mr. Bill Davis, Dr. Bette Stephenson, Sean Conway and Gerard Kennedy. The current Minister of Education for the Ministry of Education is Leona Dombrowsky.