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Chiasson, Maurice – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2016
French-language schools in minority settings are set apart from other schools by their twofold mission: the educational success of students and the building of their Francophone identity. As a result, there are few French-language school boards or schools that do not underline the importance of the French-language culture in their mission. The…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teacher Associations, French, Language of Instruction
Johnson, Matthew; Riel, Richard; Germain-Froese, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2016
To get a better understanding of how networked technologies are impacting teachers and their teaching practices, in 2015 MediaSmarts partnered with the Canadian Teachers' Federation to survey 4,043 K-12 teachers and school administrators who were teaching in classroom settings across the country. The survey explored the extent to which networked…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Use Studies
Boudreau, Ronald – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2015
The Services to Francophones sector of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) strives to provide teachers with the tools they need to perform an important dimension of their mission, which is to transmit and build the Francophone identity. "The Knowing One's Community" series explores how school curricula contribute to this objective.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, French, Language Minorities
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2014
Over the past few decades Canada has experienced sweeping demographic, social, economic and technological changes. These changes have had, and continue to have, a major impact on the work-life balance of Canadians--that is, on their ability to balance work and personal demands. Some of these factors also impact the work-life balance of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Work Relationship, Teaching Load, Work Environment
Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Rick; Theoret, Pauline – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2013
The United Nations has placed a high priority on human rights education. Building on the foundation laid by the UN Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), the UN General Assembly launched the World Programme for Human Rights Education in December 2004 "as a global initiative, structured in consecutive phases, to advance the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Social Justice
Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard; McGahey, Bob – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2013
In May 2012 the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) conducted a national teacher survey on the theme of "Teachers’ Aspirations" as part of a joint research project with the Canadian Education Association (CEA). The research project involved extensive input from over 200 teachers who participated in CEA focus groups across the country and…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups, Teacher Surveys
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2013
Every three years the focus of the international education community shifts to the release of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). No other international study of education commands as much attention as PISA. In an age of intense global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Cross Cultural Studies, Equal Education
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2013
Perhaps the most predictable lesson learned about the imposition of fiscal austerity over the past few years has been that it has generally failed where it has been tried. A recent Education International study of EI members examines global trends in freedom of association and collective bargaining in the education sector since the 2008 financial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Retrenchment, Budgeting
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2013
In his 1847 "Report on a System of Public Elementary Instruction for Upper Canada", Egerton Ryerson stated that public education was created in Canada to ensure that youth were prepared for their "appropriate duties and employments of life … as persons of business, and also as members of the civil community in which they live."…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Teaching (Occupation), Unions
Toulouse, Pamela Rose – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2013
This paper addresses themes that emerged from the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) July 2013 President's Forum on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) education. Strategies, programs and wise practices for wholistic Indigenous student success in Canada are highlighted and discussed. Current research focusing on equitable education environments…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, American Indian Students, Academic Achievement, Eskimos
Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Rick; McGahey, Bob – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2012
Among Canadian teacher unions, discussions of class size are increasingly being informed by the importance of considering the diversity of student needs within the classroom (often referred to as class composition). For teachers, both class size and diversity matter. Teachers consistently adapt their teaching to address the individual needs of the…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Needs, Class Size, Student Diversity
Froese-Germain, Bernie; McGahey, Bob – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2012
Across the country, teachers are working to provide individualized instruction to the students in their classes. Teachers use their professional judgement to modify teaching to suit the learning needs of students. Occasionally, this modification is required as a result of students being formally identified as having a learning exceptionality. As…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Needs, Inclusion, Individualized Instruction
Froese-Germain, Bernie; Riel, Richard – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2012
This 2012 research report, based on a national online survey conducted by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, gathers the responses of over 3,900 teachers who voluntarily took part in the survey. Teachers were asked to identify the potential barriers to the provision of mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Mental Health, Teacher Surveys
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2011
In this era of accountability-by-numbers, the elevated status accorded to large-scale external assessments such as the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is symptomatic of a trend towards data-driven policy initiatives in education, and the need for regular sources of outcome data to constantly feed narrow indicators of…
Descriptors: Test Results, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Accountability
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1), 2011
First the good news. There's a growing consensus that the quality of teachers and teaching is a major factor--some would say the most important school-based factor--in the quality of student learning. In sum (and this comes as no surprise to the teaching profession), good teaching matters. The bad news is that, in this highly charged climate of…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
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