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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
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on education funding in British Columbia (BC). Funding for public education significantly increased in 2017-18 and is projected to continue to increase in line with increasing student enrollment. However, government spending on K-12 education as a proportion of total public spending continues to decline. An increase in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
Kuehn, Larry – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
Public education is a public good. It provides students with skills to take part in society and the economy. It gives students access to culture and traditions, as well as exposure beyond a narrow personal experience. But public education has broader social purposes and contributions as well. It is the basis for social benefits that are of value…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Public Education, Politics of Education
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
In May 2019, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) hosted a one-day seminar entitled "Questioning the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Education 2030 Program." The seminar provided a space to critically explore the Education 2030 program and the general approach to global standards through…
Descriptors: Unions, Resistance to Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on independent schools in British Columbia, including enrollment in independent schools, student composition in independent schools compared to public schools, public funding, and graduation rates. [For the 2018 edition of this fact sheet, see ED586101.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
This fact sheet reports on graduation rates in British Columbia, including changes in secondary student graduation rates, graduation rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, graduation rates for students in English Language Learner programs, and differences between graduation rates of non-resident and resident students. [For the 2018…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
Kuehn, Larry; Vaitekonyte, Jolanta – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2019
The amount of tuition paid by international students to British Columbia (BC) public school districts in the 2017-18 school year reached $256,829,094. That is an increase by nearly $15 million compared to last year. This represents about 5% of total district revenues provincially, but the bulk of gains are concentrated in just 10 districts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Tuition, Public Schools
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, 2018
This fact sheet reports on graduation rates in British Columbia, including changes in secondary student graduation rates, graduation rates for Aboriginal and special needs students, and differences between public schools' and independent schools' graduation rates of Aboriginal and special needs students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
This fact sheet reports on independent schools in British Columbia, including enrollment in independent schools, student composition in independent schools compared to public schools, public funding, and graduation rates.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2018
In many school districts, rural life in British Columbia continues to be a geographic and economic fact. Delivering equal school services and ensuring equal educational opportunities to areas with thinly scattered populations continues to be a challenge for the provincial government and school districts. Rural schools offer many positive benefits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Small Schools
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