Falling Behind: 2015 Report On The Shortage Of Teachers In French Immersion & Core French Programs In British Columbia & Yukon
2014 State Of French Second Language 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
Building on Success – Looking To The Future – CPF BC/YK 2013 – 2018 Action Plan For FSL Education in British Columbia
2013 State Of French Second Language In BC & Yukon
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.
Students with Special 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 ImmersionInformation for education professionals, consultants and specialists – Alberta Education.
Inclusion of Students with Diverse Needs in French Immersion SchoolsWhat School Administrators Need to Know – Alberta Education.
Diversity in French Immersion ClassroomsA Quick Inclusion Guide for Teachers – Alberta Education.
Inclusive practice in French immersionMartine Pellerin, PhD, 2009.
Opening the Doors to Official-Language Learning for AllophonesCallie Mady, PhD
State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010see 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)
Student Transportation Grant
This grant provides school boards with funds to transport students to and from school, including the transportation of students with special needs. The Student Transportation Grant is made up of five allocations, with the total grant projected as $864.6 million in 2010-11:
Ministry Memos and Other Documentation
Funding (Ontario Ministry Memo) (Pages 7 and 8 deal with transportation)