Falling Behind: 2015 Report On The Shortage Of Teachers In French Immersion & Core French Programs In British Columbia & Yukon

Falling Behind – 2015 Report On The Shortage Of FSL Teachers In BC & YK

2014 State Of French Second Language In BC & Yukon

2014 Reports on French Immersion and Core French in British Columbia and Yukon: Summary of Findings

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

2013 French Second Language Programs in British Columbia and Yukon: Summary of Findings

2013 French Second Language Programs in British Columbia and Yukon: Trends, Challenges, and Best Practices

2013 State Of FSL In BC & A Roadmap Moving Forward // Portrait de l’enseignement du français langue seconde en Colombie-Britannique & cap vers l’avenir

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

Strategy in Special Education for French Immersion and Extended French Students CPF Ontario

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.

Allophone Students

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

Transportation

Quotes

Quotes on the importance of transportation to French immersion programs

Sample Briefs/Submissions

CPF Chapter submission to school board on transportation review

To Trillium District School Board, Ontario – Bus Them and They Will Come

Busing and Transportation Assistance Issue

Advocacy Letters

Letter to school council chairs York Region District School Board, Ontario

PowerPoint presentation to School Councils

Sample letter to a Minister of Education from a Chapter President

Sample letter from a Branch President to the Minister on the same issue

Sharing ideas and experiences- letter to parents in a BC chapter re experiences with transportation in Ontario

Sample Letter to YRDSB Trustees

Research & Reports

CPF Ontario Transportation Study 2001

CPF Ontario Transportation Study 2008

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:

Technical Paper – Funding Formulas

Ministry Memos and Other Documentation

School Board Funding Projections – Ontario

Funding (Ontario Ministry Memo) (Pages 7 and 8 deal with transportation)

Transportation (Ontario Ministry Memo)

2015 French Immersion Courses Offered Gr 8-12