The grade 12 portfolio is gone. This week’s newsletter from the Deputy Minister outlines, in brief, the end of the portfolio. It also describes the ‘new’ emphasis on physical fitness, job training, and graduation transition planning. Ultimately it reflects the Ministry of Education’s emphasis on training workers for industry rather facilitating learning as a process of a democratic citizenry.
Students will need to do 80s hours of physical fitness, 30 hours of community service/work, and prepare a graduation ‘transition’ plan. While the Dm says the portfolio still exists, it would seem that it exists in memory and name only.
See the Minister’s new release: download file
The ministry’s portfolio page can be found here.
The BCTF statement on the end of the grade 12 portfolio can be found here.