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Demographics

FTE Learning Specialist Teachers, 2001-02 to 2013-14: Change before and after the Learning Improvement Fund (Apr 2014)

Changes in FTE Learning Specialist Teachers, 2001-02 to 2012-13 (Sep 2013)

Teacher-Administrator Ratios: A Decade of Change (May 2009)

Change in FTE Teachers, Administrative Officers, Other Professionals, Educational Assistants, and Clerical Positions:2006-07 to 2007-08 (Mar 2008)

FTE Students, teachers, admin, 2001-02 to 2006-07 (Sep 2007)

Educator turnover: An overview of educators nearing retirement age, at June 2007 (Sep 2007)

Teacher-Administrator Ratios, 2001-02 to 2006-07 (Jul 2007)

French language instruction in BC: An overview of student and teacher data (Jun 2007)

Teacher turnover in BC, 2001–2011 (Dec 2006)

Full-time-equivalent teachers, 2001-02 to 2005-06 (Mar 2006)

Teacher/Administrator Ratios, by District, 2001–02 to 2004–05 (Jun 2005)

Teacher, Administrator Officer, and Student numbers, 2001–02 to 2004–05 (Jan 2005)

Age Profile of Teachers and Educators in B.C., September 30, 2003 (Nov 2004)

Student/Teacher and Student/Administrator ratios 2001-02 to 2003-04 (Aug 2004)

Teacher and Administrator Fact Sheet as at September 30, 2003 (Apr 2004)

Demographic overview: Teacher workload issues and stress survey, Spring 2001 (Dec 2001)

G.I. Joe meets Barbie, software engineer meets caregiver: Males and females in BC's public schools and beyond (Sep 2000)

Enrolment Trends in British Columbia School Districts, 1994 to 2009 (Mar 2000)

Education Funding

Budget 2015—How has independent schools funding changed? (Feb 2015)

Does Independent Schools funding make a mockery of the public schools funding formula? (Apr 2015)

Professional development funds in BC school districts, 2011-12 and 2012-13 (Dec 2014)

Loss of teacher and EA positions funded by operating grants offsets gains in teachers funded by the $15-million increase in the LIF for 2014-15 (Sep 2014)

Budget 2014—What's in it for public schools? More budget shortfalls, and ongoing cuts to educational services (Apr 2014)

Subsidizing public education - $170-million-plus in "school generated revenue" (Feb 2014)

International students in BC, 2012-13 (Jan 2014)

Did the "Learning Improvement Fund" (LIF) make a difference? Not really (Sep 2013)

Changes in salary and benefit expenditures in instructional programs: A comparison of amended and annual budgets for 2012-13 and 2013-14 (Sep 2013)

International students in BC, 2011-12 (Dec 2012)

2012-13 Operating Grants - Too little to offset district budget shortfalls (Mar 2012)

BC international student revenue grows again (Feb 2012)

Announced changes to the funding formula for 2012-13: What do they really mean? (Dec 2011)

Personalized Learning? Is there anything new in the Ministry of Education Service Plan for 2011-12? (Feb 2011)

Budget Update: Budget 2011 not enough to resolve funding crisis (Feb 2011)

BC international-student K-12 enrolment and tuition fees in decline: Update, 2009-10 (Jan 2011)

Education funding in crisis: Will the 2010-11 budget make a difference? (Mar 2010)

Budget Update: 2009-10 Operating Grant estimates: What changed between March estimates and the autumn recalculation? (Jan 2010)

Education Program Funding: A comparison of the September 2009 Budget Update to the February 2009 budget estimates (Sep 2009)

Cancellation of the Annual Facility Grant creates more shortfalls for school districts (Sep 2009)

"More shortfalls than ever" - Growing evidence that the funding formula does not cover the costs of public education (Apr 2009)

Estimated funding required to restore the loss of specialist teachers since 2001–02, and to meet Bill 33 provisions for class size and composition (Mar 2008)

BC international student revenue and FTE enrolment, 2001–02 to 2005–06 (Jan 2007)

School-generated funds in BC, 2005–06 (Dec 2006)

School-generated funds, 2004-05 (May 2006)

Locally-generated revenue, by district, 1998–99 and 2003–04 (Mar 2005)

Real Per-pupil Operating Funding in the B.C. Public Education system, 1990–91 to 2005–06 (Mar 2005)

Real Per-pupil Operating Funding, by district, in the B.C. Public Education system, 2001-02 and 2004-05 (Mar 2005)

Education Issues

Why do we educate? Are the proposed BC K-12 education directions appropriate for future economies, and for the needs of a diverse and democratic society? (Oct 2014)

Adult education: An essential element in a poverty reduction plan to improve economic opportunities for low income individuals and families (Jan 2013)

"It takes a village to raise a child": Educational futures in the troubled 'village' of British Columbia (Sep 2012)

Poverty and education - A teacher's perspective: A summary report of focus group research (Jan 2012)

The rights and responsibilities of teacher professional autonomy: A BCTF discussion paper (Oct 2011)

The dearth (or is it the death?) of discourse in the United States: What does Diane Ravitch say about educational change, and why is there so little response? (Sep 2011)

Professional Development/Professional Growth and Engagement: What's wrong with the BCPSEA picture? (Sep 2011)

Poverty and Education Report - Students are not to blame: Understanding the structural causes of family poverty (Mar 2009)

The international debate on educational and teacher leadership and its relevance to the BCTF (Nov 2008)

Recent literature on Professional Learning Communities: Informing options for Canadian teacher unions? (Oct 2007)

Reconciling teacher unionism’s disparate identities: A view from the field (Jan 2002)

Split-Grade and Multi-Age Classes: A Review of the Research and a Consideration of the B.C. Context (Jan 2000)

How Does Working Part-Time Influence Secondary Students' Achievement and Impact Their Overall Well-Being? (May 1999)

Ten Problems with Charter Schools; Bibliography (Jun 1995)

Enrolment

British Columbia school-age population projections, to 2013 (Mar 2005)

Full-time-equivalent Student Enrolment by District, 2001–02 to 2004–05 (Mar 2005)

Teacher, Administrative Officer, and Student numbers, 2001-02 to 2004-05 (Jan 2005)

Enrolment Trends in British Columbia School Districts, 1994 to 2009 (Mar 2000)

Salaries

Teacher salaries in BC, 2014 and 2015 (Nov 2014)

2013-14 Canadian teacher salary rankings: Provinces and territories (Jul 2014)

Teacher salary comparisons--Inter-city differences: 2010-11 and 2011-12 (Feb 2012)

2011 Canadian teacher salary rankings: Provinces and territories (Jan 2012)

Teacher salaries in BC, July 1, 2010 (Sep 2011)

Teacher Salaries, July 1, 2007 (Jul 2007)

B.C. teachers’ salaries as of June 30, 2004: endrate minima and maxima (Jun 2006)

Inter-city teacher-salary comparisons, 2005–07 (Sep 2005)

Teacher and Administrator Fact Sheet as at September 30, 2003 (Apr 2004)

B.C. teachers' salaries, minima and maxima: July 1, 2001 (Apr 2003)

B.C. Teachers' Salaries as of 2001: Endrate Salary Minima and Maxima (Sep 2001)

School-based Budgeting

School-based Budgeting/Site-based Management (Apr 1996)

School Governance

Staff Committee Research Report (Feb 1997)

Special Education

Recruitment and retention of teachers of the deaf and heard of hearing in BC public schools (May 2018)

Change in the number and composition of students with special needs since 2001-02 (Sep 2017)

Recent developments in Special Education/Inclusion, January 2013 (Jan 2013)

B.C. teachers’ views of Special Education issues (Jun 2002)

Who are the "Problem Kids"? (Mar 2000)

Special Education — Other reports

Inclusion: Always a journey, never a destination? (2005)

Challenge of Specialist Support Teachers (2004)

Priorities and strategies for action on inclusive education (2004)

Identification, Assessment and Programming for ESL Learners with Special/Additional Needs - five Case Studies (2003)

ESL Learners with Special Needs in British Columbia: Identification, Assessment and Programming (1998)

Teaching to diversity subsite, BC projects section

Student/Educator Ratio

Changes in Specialist Teachers and Student Enrolment: 2001-02 to 2007-08 (Sep 2008)

FTE Students, teachers, admin, 2001-02 to 2006-07 (Sep 2007)

Student/Teacher and Student/Administrator ratios 2001-02 to 2003-04 (Aug 2004)

Surveys

Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A BCTF Research Survey, Spring 1999 (Jul 1999)

Teacher Research

A teacher union’s collaborative research agenda and strategies: One way forward for Canadian teacher unions in supporting teachers’ Professional Development? (May 2005)

Developing Pro-Active Research Roles for Teacher Unions (Jan 1997)

Teachers Teaching On Call

Teachers Teaching on Call survey - Preliminary Findings Summary (Nov 2008)

Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A BCTF Research Survey, Spring 1999 (Jul 1999)

Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A Report (Nov 1993)

Technology

Analysis of DL Issues Arising from the State of the Nation 2016 report (Oct 2017)

Digital Reporting Tools: A survey of BCTF members (Sep 2017)

Digital Reporting Tools: A survey of BCTF members - Key Findings (Sep 2017)

Distributed Learning Trends, 2006–07 to 2015–16 (Sep 2017)

Distributed Learning enrolment in BC private schools grows rapidly—and public funding for private DL schools is boosted (Mar 2013)

Ministry plans for replacing BCeSIS (Jan 2013)

Personalized Learning? Is there anything new in the Ministry of Education Service Plan for 2011-12? (Feb 2011)

The working conditions of BC teachers working in Distributed Learning: Investigating current issues, concerns, and practices (Sep 2007)

Distributed Learning in British Columbia Schools 2006-07 (Nov 2006)

Online education is not the same as home schooling (Jan 2004)

Distributed Learning in B.C., 2002-03 (Mar 2003)

Developments with Distributed Learning (Jun 2002)

Violence in Schools

Teaching in the '90s, Report #3: Teacher Perceptions of Violence in B.C. Schools (Jan 1994)

Women

G.I. Joe meets Barbie, software engineer meets caregiver: Males and females in BC's public schools and beyond (Sep 2000)

Working and Learning Conditions

Attendance magagement in BC's public education system (Jan 2016)

The prevalence of stress-related disorders in BC school districts (Feb 2009)

The rising tide of stress in Canada: Time for governments to act in support of schools and society (Dec 2008)

Changes in Specialist Teachers and Student Enrolment: 2001-02 to 2007-08 (Sep 2008)

Teacher-librarians in BC 1997-98 to 2006-07 (Jun 2007)

Education staffing cuts—Year 2: A threat to B.C.'s top-ranked public education (Mar 2004)

Library services staffing data, 1995–96 to 2003–04 (Mar 2004)

The good, the bad, and the indifferent: A comparison of elementary and secondary teachers’ workload and stress issues (Apr 2001)

Demographic overview: Teacher workload issues and stress survey, Spring 2001 (Dec 2001)

“How I spent my summer vacation”: Time-use data from the Spring 2001 BCTF Worklife of Teachers Workload issues and stress survey (Dec 2001)

What do British Columbia’s teachers consider to be the most significant aspects of workload and stress in their work? (Oct 2001)

"I love teaching English, but..." A study of the workload of English teachers in B.C. secondary grades (Sep 2001)

Teacher workload and stress: An international perspective on human costs and systemic failure (Sep 2001)

Teaching in the '90s, Report #3: Teacher Perceptions of Violence in B.C. Schools (Jan 1994)

Teaching in the '90s, Report #2: Changing Sources of Stress (Jun 1993)

Teaching in the '90s, Report #1: Changing Teaching Practice: Teachers' Aspirations Meet School Realities (Jun 1993)

Year-Round Schools

Revisiting the issue of year-round schools (Sep 2012)

Year-Round Education: Is it Worth the Hassle? A BCTF Perspective (May 1996)

School Organization Alternatives: A Consideration of Year Round, Shift, and Extended Day Options (Mar 1996)

Do Year-Round Schools Improve Student Learning? (May 1995)

The Cost Effectiveness of Year-Round Schooling (May 1995)

 

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