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The theme for Education Week 1997, "New Roles, New
Responsibilities: Meeting Tomorrow's Challenges Together,"
celebrates the partnership and teamwork evident in education
today, said Education Minister Robbie Harrison.

"New roles, new responsibilities is an appropriate theme for
Education Week because teaching continues to evolve," Mr.
Harrison said during Education Week from April 20-26. "More than
ever, all partners in education must work together and combine
our talents. I know together we all share a common goal: to
ensure our children receive the best possible education."

The minister praised fellow Education Week partners for their
level of teamwork, dedication and commitment to quality in Nova
Scotia schools.

"I know my colleagues at the Nova Scotia School Boards
Association, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, Federation des parents
acadiens de la Nouvelle Ecosse and the Nova Scotia Federation of
Home and School Associations work extremely hard and are
dedicated to improving education," said Mr. Harrison.

During Education Week, awards were presented to a select group of
educators recognizing their work and dedication. All five
Education Week partners submitted names of educators who they
felt best represented this year's theme of new roles and new

Award winners include: Denise Aucoin, North Margaree Consolidated
School; John Boudreau, Isle Madame High School; Ken Brown,
Shelburne Regional High School; Dan Calder, West End Memorial
Elementary School; Bill Doucet, Aldershot Elementary School; Marg
Forbes, Southwest Regional School Board; Irene Lahey, Margaret
MacVicar Elementary School; Mary LeBlanc, Canso High School;
Colin MacGillivray, Rev. H. J. MacDonald School; Margie MacKeen,
Hants West Rural High; Mark MacLeod, North Queens Rural High
School; Clifford Maillet, Ecole NDA de Cheticamp; Mike McIsaac,
Memorial High School; David Melanson, Ecole Secondaire de Clare;
Kathy Ross, Department of Education and Culture; Ginnie Smith,
Yarmouth Central School; Elizabeth Sutherland, Big Tancook
Elementary School; Mary-Lynn Thibault, Ecole Secondaire Ste. Anne
du Ruisseau; Terry Thorsen, Cobequid Education Centre; Paul
Vickers, Sir John A. Macdonald High School; and Sharon Wagner,
Barton Consolidated School.

Mr. Harrison said there were many reasons to celebrate Education
Week this year and he is confident Nova Scotia's education system
has a bright future. "Much of my confidence comes from the people
who work each and every day in the classrooms of Nova Scotia. Our
teachers, administrators and support staff who work tirelessly
and unselfishly to educate our young people should be thanked for
all their efforts."


Contact: Doug Hadley  902-424-3999

NOTE TO EDITORS: There is an accent aigue over the two e's in
Federation, and over the first e in Ecosse and Ecole.

trp               Apr. 23, 1997 - 12:55 p.m.