Read The Vancouver Sun’s article about innovative enriched education for young students in British Columbia. Full article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun June 5, 2012

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Enjoy a new addition to the collection at the Education Library: Reading the World: What Young Children Learn from Literature.

Reading the World is invaluable for early years teachers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and other practitioners, but will appeal also to parents and carers, those who teach children at Key stages 1 and 2 and to students on initial teacher training courses. It will be of interest to the growing body of students following programmes on children’s literature and book making.”

~from the Publisher’s website

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

The Active/Ethical Professional: A Framework for Responsible Educators

by Michael Gerard Gunzenhauser

“The Active/Ethical Professional proposes an ethical framework for educators and school leaders who find their practice constrained by the demands of policies and structures created in response to accountability legislation. The framework is derived from Michel Foucault’s theories of discipline, surveillance, resistance, and care of the self.” 

~ from the Publisher’s website.

UBC Library Holdings information here.

Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. Second in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 3 May 2012, TheTyee.ca

© The Tyee

Using Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies

This resource uniquely offers preservice and inservice teachers templates for using quality children’s literature to implement six themes across grades K-8. The themes are based on national curriculum standards and text sets are carefully selected to facilitate discussion, analysis, and problem solving across the grades.      

Boston : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, c2011.

Author biographies here.

~Description and Author bios from Publisher’s website

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

 

See the latest news on education reform, the revision of the school calendar, The School Act, and the response from the BCTF from the Tyee Newspaper The Hook Blog.

Complete The Hook blog article here.

The Tyee Education News here.

© The Tyee News

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines: General Principles and Practical Strategies  (New York: Guilford Press, © 2012)

Edited by Tamara L. Jetton and Cynthia Shanahan

Guilford Press Publisher’s description and review here.

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

Join the discussion and help shape a National Reading Plan that will encourage, support and promote the joy of reading across Canada.

Have a look at the National Reading Plan DRAFT here.

Click here to view a detailed programme.
 

Register now, SPACE IS LIMITED.

~text and links from the National Reading Campaign website.

Read a North Vancouver teacher’s proposal for quality B.C. education and his opinion on the BCTF‘s action plan:

Full article from the Vancouver Sun’s Education Blog, The Report Card here.

Vancouver Sun article by Janet Steffenhagen: April 15, 2012. 3:32 pm • Section: Report CardSTAFF

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Is Our Education System Headed for Success or Failure?

Review the Vancouver Sun’s Education Blog The Report Card for today’s forum of the future of education in British Columbia.

The forum is free: register here.

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