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British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2021
Research has demonstrated the importance of schools for child well-being, and teachers across the province are working hard to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. However, school communities are threatened where key health and safety measures are still not in place to protect against the risks of COVID-19. Almost 9 in 10 public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pandemics, COVID-19, School Closing
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2021
British Columbia (BC) has experienced a significant teacher shortage for years. While every region of the province is impacted, rural and remote communities have experienced a worsening shortage especially during the pandemic. Additionally, there is a critical shortage of specialist teachers across the province. This Education Brief outlines five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage, Rural Education, Specialists
Gacoin, Andrée – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
Over the past ten years, the landscape of inclusive education in British Columbia (BC), Canada, has shifted in complex and often contradictory ways. Changes include: revisions to the Ministry's Special Education Manual (BC Ministry of Education, 2016b); the ongoing development of a re-designed curriculum (BC Ministry of Education, 2015); the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational History, Regular and Special Education Relationship
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for students, teachers and everyone connected to public schools. The crisis has also exposed the fragilities of the economy in meeting the basic needs of all and highlighted the importance of the public sector, of community, and of care work. Schools are key public spaces of community and care. They must be…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Health, Economic Factors, Educational Finance
Rozworski, Michal – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended public education systems around the world. Schools are shut, children are at home, and teachers and parents are anxiously waiting for what comes next. In British Columbia, trustees in many school districts are also considering budget cuts for the 2020-21 school year in advance of an expected and precipitous drop…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Tuition, School Closing, Crisis Management
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
Among the social issues exposed by COVID-19, the mental health concerns of Canada's teachers have intensified. A recent national survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers' Federation in October 2020 found almost 70% of respondents were concerned about their mental health and well-being seven months into this national public health emergency.…
Descriptors: Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
Among the inequities that have been exposed and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, access to affordable and healthy food is increasingly a crisis for many students and their families. To explore food security from the perspective of teachers, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) held a virtual Think Tank in Fall 2020. As a social…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Unions, Hunger, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2020
In this brief, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) welcomes new Minister of Education, the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside. The purpose of the brief is to provide context and recommendations for action on key issues of concern in the BC public education system. It brings together in one place many of the BCTF's concerns and proposals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, School Safety, COVID-19
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
Wages below the living wage are poverty wages for many households. For decades, teachers have been clear about the damaging impact poverty has on childhood development in particular, as well as on individuals and communities as a whole. Teachers experience first-hand the impact that poverty has on children, how it leaves children more vulnerable…
Descriptors: Unions, Living Standards, Wages, Poverty
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on how education in British Columbia (BC) compares to education in the rest of Canada. Statistics show that BC's spending on students had declined to close to $1,900 less per student than the Canadian national average. One of the outcomes of inadequate funding is a heavier workload for BC's public-school teachers with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Educational Finance, Costs
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on distributed learning (DL), which is a method of teaching students outside of traditional schools using online and other electronic-based delivery methods. Two charts are presented to show that DL programs in public schools has dropped greatly, but student enrollment in DL programs in independent schools has skyrocketed.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Internet, Teleconferencing
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
British Columbia teachers are pleased to have an early opportunity to present their views on priorities for the 2020 provincial budget to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) represents 43,000 teachers and associated professionals in public schools across British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Funding Formulas
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) represents 43,000 teachers and associated professionals in public schools across BC. We are committed to the inclusion of all students in BC's public schools, believing that every student can learn, and every student is entitled to an appropriate education and full range of education services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Public Schools
Rozworski, Michal; Kuehn, Larry – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
The Report of the Funding Model Review Panel claims to be about "Improving Equity and Accountability." It fails on both counts. The Panel's recommendations offer neither a blueprint for equity for students nor one for accountability by the province and school districts in providing services to students. If the funding model is to meet…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Equal Education, Accountability, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on inclusive education and students with special needs in British Columbia, including significant changes in the needs of students in British Columbia's (BC's) public schools, the restoration to special education teaching positions after significant cuts, and graduation rate for students with special needs has doubled.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Special Needs Students, Public Schools
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