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ERIC Number: ED537824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2012 BC Education Facts
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
This report presents facts and figures on British Columbia's education for 2012. It is divided into the following seven sections: (1) Schools, which covers: (a) Number of public schools; (b) Number of independent (private) schools; (c) School closures; (d) Rural schools and students; (e) School-district amalgamation; and (f) School safety: Seismic upgrades; (2) Student Enrolment, which covers: (a) FTE [Full-time equivalent] enrolment (public and independent); (b) FTE Kindergarten enrolment on the increase--public schools; (c) Headcount enrolment (school-age and adult students); (d) Enrolment projections; (e) Aboriginal students; (f) English Language Learning (ELL); (g) International (non-resident) students; (h) Students with special needs; (i) Class size and composition; (j) Distributed Learning (DL) students; and (k) Adult Education students; (3) Graduation Rates, which covers: (a) Six-year completion rate; and (b) 20 to 24 years old; (4) Staffing: Teachers and Administrators, which covers: (a) Student/educator ratios--BC and Canada; (b) Teaching employment decreasing; (c) Full-time and part-time teaching employment--Gender differences; (d) Learning Specialist Teachers; and (e) Teacher/administrator ratios; (5) Education Funding, which covers: (a) Provincial funding; (b) BC falls behind the rest of Canada; (c) Independent (private) schools; (d) International (non-resident) student tuition; (e) School-generated funds; (f) Fundraising for school resources; and (g) Education funding and taxation policy; (6) Economic Well-Being, which covers: (a) Family poverty; (b) Educational attainment and economic well-being; and (c) Overall benefits of public-school education to individuals and society; and (7) Student Achievement, which covers: (a) Benefits of school libraries to student achievement; and (b) How does Canada's education system compare to those in other countries? (Individual sections contain references.) [This paper was compiled by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) Information Services and BCTF Research Department.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada