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British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2018
The purpose of the "BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines" is to provide consistent, province-wide best practice standards for B.C.'s K-12 homestay sector. These "Guidelines" consider short-term and long-term homestay placements of K-12 students as determined by B.C. international student programs or by professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Students
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2018
The Ministry of Education role is to provide leadership and funding to the K-12 education system, through governance, legislation, policy and standards in British Columbia. It places student success at the centre of its mandate, by continually focusing on improving results and ensuring equity of access and outcomes for all learners. This year more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2017
This report provides information about the performance of Aboriginal students (including adults) in British Columbia's public schools. Ten sections include: (1) Introduction; (2) Student and District Context (Kindergarten-Grade 12), 2012/13-2016/17 (including gender differences, alternative programs, and special needs students); (3) Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, American Indian Students, Academic Achievement
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2017
The "Your Kid's Progress" public engagement process represented an unprecedented level of direct conversation between the Ministry of Education and British Columbia (BC) parents. A total of 5,531 feedback forms were submitted, and 379 members of the public attended 11 community open houses. In addition, 63 participants attended small…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Grading, Student Evaluation
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2016
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2014
This handbook outlines procedures for sharing student data between schools and the Ministry of Education, and answers questions pertaining to provincial examinations. It supports the work of both educators and the Ministry, which works with schools to produce transcripts and administer provincial exams. The following are appended: (1) Forms; and…
Descriptors: Student Records, Access to Information, Disclosure, Information Dissemination
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy, Guides
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013
British Columbia's Government, through its Jobs Plan and International Education Strategy, has recognized the increasing importance of international education to the province's education system and economy. The Ministry of Education also recognized the expertise that school districts and schools have developed in this sector and the excellent work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013
In October 2012, Premier Christy Clark announced government would consult with the education partners for the purpose of reviewing teacher bargaining structures and processes with the goal of providing a more stable learning environment for British Columbia students. The review looked for opportunities to achieve two priorities: (1) Create…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Public Education, Collective Bargaining
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2009
This manual, "Course Information for the Graduation Program, Grade 10, 11, and 12 Courses: 2009-2010," was approved by the Minister of Education on July 30, 2009 for setting out graduation requirements. The manual provides information for schools about courses that students take in Grades 10, 11, and 12. It is updated annually with…
Descriptors: Credentials, Required Courses, Graduation Requirements, Credits
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2009
In British Columbia, there are three principles of learning guide practice in the development of Integrated Resource Packages (IRPs), which contain the provincially prescribed learning outcomes for grades and subjects. These are: (1) Learning requires the active participation of the student; (2) Students learn in a variety of ways and at different…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Individualized Instruction
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2007
This 2007-2008 manual, "Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program," has been approved by the British Columbia Minister of Education on July 18, 2007 for the purpose of setting out graduation requirements. The handbook outlines procedures for efficiently sharing student data between schools and the Ministry of Education, and…
Descriptors: Tests, Foreign Countries, Credentials, Graduation Requirements
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2006
In the spring of 2005, the Ministry of Advanced Education on behalf of the 22 Central Data Warehouse (CDW) participating institutions, the Ministry of Education, and the BC Universities signed an agreement to establish a formal mechanism that protects individual privacy while enabling the exchange of personal information between the parties for…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Projects, Articulation (Education)
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2004
Diversity in BC schools is an overarching concept that reflects a philosophy of equitable participation and an appreciation of the contributions of all people. It is a concept that refers both to our uniqueness as individuals and to our sense of belonging or identification within a group or groups. Diversity refers to the ways in which we differ…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Official Languages, Sexual Orientation, Cultural Pluralism