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Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2022
When the pandemic brought life to a screeching halt and forcefully shuttered schools across the country, few were aware that a crisis in public education was already well underway. COVID-19 may have been an unexpected and devastating shock to the system, but a virus had already taken hold, leaving Canada's public-school systems vulnerable at the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Public Education
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2021
The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on public education systems around the world has been both rapid and profound. The global onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing cancellation of face-to-face kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) classes across Canada, has created the need to document and research its immediate impacts by means of a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2020
Almost 6-months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as school buildings re-open, and every community across Canada waits for a vaccine to be developed and become widely available, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) believes the safe and sustainable reopening of school buildings is both a moral and an economic imperative in order for Canada to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Schools, Public Health
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2020
In October 2020, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) released the "Canadian Teachers Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) -- Pandemic Research Study. National Summary Report. Overview" (ED610460). That document is an important baseline for understanding the impacts of teaching during a pandemic, and supports needed for teacher…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2017
Education systems around the world are now witness to a variety of educational changes and improvements, numerous social and economic disruptions, and the onset of rapid technological advances that were unimaginable in the past. Within this tsunami of change, innovative teaching and learning practices that employ emerging technologies are sweeping…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Data Collection, Standards
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
Froese-Germain, Bernie – Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2016
Education privatization has grown in tandem with the spread of neo-liberal ideology around the globe. While the privatization of education is not a new phenomenon, what has changed over the past few decades is the sheer scope, scale and penetration of privatization in the education sector. The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) believes strongly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Benefits, Privatization
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
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 2015
As part of the Canadian Teachers' Federation's (CTF) ongoing work on education-related Aboriginal issues, CTF conducted a survey to seek out the perspectives of classroom teachers on diverse topics related to Aboriginal education with a view to informing practice and policy. CTF received nearly 1,900 responses to the online survey from teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Teacher Attitudes
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 – 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
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