The B.C. Ministry of Education plans to overhaul the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, with a focus on thinking, ideas, and concepts over facts.  See BC’s Curriculum Transformation discussion paper here

Full Vancouver Sun article here

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun September 4, 2012

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Read the latest news on the B.C. Teacher’s labour dispute and walkout  from The Vancouver Sun online news source. 

Full article here.

Original source article here.

By Kim Nursall and The Canadian Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS June 29, 2012

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Read Kathryn Ovenell-Carter’s moving article on why she is training to be a teacher in these trying times.

By Kathryn Ovenell-Carter, 25 Jun 2012, TheTyee.ca

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Read the latest news on B.C. teachers’ negotiations and rallies in The Vancouver Sun’s Education News: The Report Card.

Full article here.

by Janet Steffenhagen, June 20, 2012. 12:44 pm • Section: Report Card

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From The Vancouver Sun: Read BCTF president Susan Lambert’s letter to B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association‘s president Jameel Aziz regarding the teachers’ labour dispute in B.C.

Full article here.

Posted by Janet Steffenhangen,   MAY 24, 2012

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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 a community meeting about Vancouver school issues from The Vancouver Sun. Community Meeting information here. Meeting is Tuesday, May 15 at Britannia Secondary School.

By Janet Steffenhagen  May 8, 2012. 3:59 pm • Section: Report Card

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

By Aleksandra Sagan, 2 May 2012, TheTyee.ca

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See the latest news update on the B.C. School Trustees’ Association Annual General Meeting and teacher bargaining in British Columbia.

Full article here: The Report Card by Janet Steffenhagen, April 30, 2012. 9:44 am

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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.

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