Ardith Plant

Ardith Plant Title: Adjunct Professor


PhD in Education, Werklund School of Education, U of Calgary, (2017)
Master of Public Administration, Joint Program U of W/U of M (2003)
BA, Administrative Studies and Economics, U of W

Teaching Areas:

  • Public administration 
  • Government-business relations in Canada

Research Interests:

  • Educational administration
  • Canadian public administration
  • Policy analysis


Author of Student Study Guide (2018), in The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration (3rd Ed.), Oxford University Press. Wrote ancillary materials for the new textbook, including a chapter overview, annotated web links and suggested essay topics for each of the 27 chapters.

Pending publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, 2018:

"Raising the compulsory age of attendance in Manitoba schools: Uneven results"

"A student's right to stay in school or an obligation to serve society's purpose? The debate and promise of compulsory school education in Canada"

"History of compulsory school legislation in Manitoba: Relevance for current practices"