The challenge in the delivery of French second language (FSL) education is to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, what their socio-economic background or intellectual abilities, have equal opportunity to quality and accessible French educational opportunities. CPF BC & Yukon has identified three key areas for continued improvement:
1) Program access
2) Students with learning disabilities
3) Shortage of qualified French second language teachers.
Here are some resources relating to these three areas.
Falling Behind: 2015 Report On The Shortage Of Teachers In French Immersion & Core French Programs In BC & Yukon.
This summarizes the key findings of the two reports below:
2014 Report on French Immersion and Core French in British Columbia and Yukon: Trends in Enrolment, Popularity, and Attrition:
CPF BC/YK 2013 – 2018 Action Plan For FSL Education in British Columbia:
2013 State of FSL education in BC and Yukon:
Students with Diverse Learning Needs:
Is Immersion Right for Students with Academic Challenges? Fred Genesee, PhD, in The State of French Second-Language Education in Canada 2008, Canadian Parents for French, pages 12-13.
Diversity in French Immersion Information for education professionals, consultants and specialists – Alberta Education.
Inclusion of Students with Diverse Needs in French Immersion Schools What School Administrators Need to Know – Alberta Education.
Diversity in French Immersion Classrooms A Quick Inclusion Guide for Teachers – Alberta Education.
Inclusive practice in French immersion Martine Pellerin, PhD, 2009.
Opening the Doors to Official-Language Learning for Allophones Callie Mady, PhD
State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010 Pages 5 – 9 for information on Allophones and FSL programs
Research & Reports
Ministries of Education Policies
Provincial Ministries that have policies on equitable access (review pages 10-12)