The Department of Education establishes the curriculum and general philosophy of education for all Yukon schools.
The Department of Education provides extensive curriculum support to Yukon schools. Curriculum consultants with varied specialties, expertise and experience are in regular contact with schools. Curriculum consultants visit schools frequently and provide resources and in-house training to teachers. Yukon consultants are experienced classroom teachers ready to assist teachers in a broad range of subject areas and at all grade levels.
First Nations Content in the Yukon Curriculum
The Education Act mandates an emphasis on First Nations’ language and culture, not just for Yukon First Nations’ students, but for all students in Yukon schools. The Yukon First Nation population represents 23% of the territory’s population—a number that is certainly reflected in the classroom.
The success of First Nations students in the Yukon school system is a priority for the Government of Yukon. Creating a school system that both engages First Nations students and teaches the values and complexities of First Nations culture is an important first step in facilitating that success.
Public Schools Branch Pages
Phone: (867) 667-5607