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Demographics   
FTE Learning Specialist Teachers, 2001-02 to 2013-14: Change before and after the Learning Improvement Fund RR2014-03rev PDF 
Changes in FTE Learning Specialist Teachers, 2001-02 to 2012-13 RR2013-07 PDF 
Teacher-Administrator Ratios: A Decade of Change 2009-TD-01 PDF 
Change in FTE Teachers, Administrative Officers, Other Professionals, Educational Assistants, and Clerical Positions:2006-07 to 2007-08 2008-TD-01 PDF 
FTE Students, teachers, admin, 2001-02 to 2006-07 2007-SD-01 PDF 
Educator turnover: An overview of educators nearing retirement age, at June 2007 2007-TD-03 PDF 
Teacher-Administrator Ratios, 2001-02 to 2006-07 2007-TD-02 PDF
French language instruction in BC: An overview of student and teacher data 2007-TD-01 PDF 
Teacher turnover in BC, 2001–2011 2006-TD-02 HTML | PDF 
Full-time-equivalent teachers, 2001-02 to 2005-06 2006-TD-01 HTML | PDF 
Teacher/Administrator Ratios, by District, 2001–02 to 2004–05 2005-TD-02 HTML | PDF 
Teacher, Administrator Officer, and Student numbers, 2001–02 to 2004–05 2005-TD-01 HTML | PDF 
Age Profile of Teachers and Educators in B.C., September 30, 2003 2004-TD-02 HTML | PDF 
Teacher and Administrator Fact Sheet as at September 30, 2003 2004-TD-01 HTML | PDF 
Student/Teacher and Student/Administrator ratios 2001-02 to 2003-04 2004-WLC-03 HTML | PDF 
Demographic overview: Teacher workload issues and stress survey, Spring 2001 2001-WLC-05 HTML | PDF 
G.I. Joe meets Barbie, software engineer meets caregiver: Males and females in BC's public schools and beyond 2000-SD-03 PDF 
Enrolment Trends in British Columbia School Districts, 1994 to 2009 2000-SD-02 PDF 
Education Funding   
Budget 2015--How has independent schools funding changed? RR2015-02 PDF
Does Independent Schools funding make a mockery of the public schools funding formula?  RR2015-01rev PDF 
Professional development funds in BC school districts, 2011-12 and 2012-13 RR2014-09 PDF 
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 RR2014-06 PDF 
Budget 2014--What's in it for public schools? More budget shortfalls, and ongoing cuts to educational services RR2014-04rev PDF 
Subsidizing public education - $170-million-plus in "school generated revenue" RR2014-02 PDF 
International students in BC, 2012-13 RR2014-01 PDF 
Did the "Learning Improvement Fund" (LIF) make a difference? Not really RR2013-05 PDF 
Changes in salary and benefit expenditures in instructional programs: A comparison of amended and annual budgets for 2012-13 and 2013-14 RR2013-06 PDF 
International students in BC, 2011-12 2012-EF-03 PDF 
BC international student revenue grows again 2012-EF-02 PDF 
2012-13 Operating Grants - Too little to offset district budget shortfalls 2012-EF-01 PDF 
Announced changes to the funding formula for 2012-13: What do they really mean? 2011-EF-04 PDF 
Personalized Learning? Is there anything new in the Ministry of Education Service Plan for 2011-12? 2011-EF-03 PDF 
Budget Update: Budget 2011 not enough to resolve funding crisis 2011-EF-02 PDF 
BC international-student K-12 enrolment and tuition fees in decline: Update, 2009-10 2011-EF-01 PDF
Education funding in crisis: Will the 2010-11 budget make a difference? 2010-EF-02 PDF 
Budget Update: 2009-10 Operating Grant estimates: What changed between March estimates and the autumn recalculation? 2010-EF-01 PDF 
Education Program Funding: A comparison of the September 2009 Budget Update to the February 2009 budget estimates 2009-EF-03 PDF 
Cancellation of the Annual Facility Grant creates more shortfalls for school districts 2009-EF-02 PDF 
"More shortfalls than ever" - Growing evidence that the funding formula does not cover the costs of public education 2009-EF-01 PDF 
Estimated funding required to restore the loss of specialist teachers since 2001–02, and to meet Bill 33 provisions for class size and composition 2008-EF-01 PDF 
BC international student revenue and FTE enrolment, 2001–02 to 2005–06 2007-EF-01 HTML | PDF 
School-generated funds in BC, 2005–06 2006-EF-02 HTML | PDF 
School-generated funds, 2004-05 2006-EF-01 HTML | PDF 
Locally-generated revenue, by district, 1998–99 and 2003–04 2005-EF-03 HTML | PDF 
Real Per-pupil Operating Funding in the B.C. Public Education system, 1990–91 to 2005–06 2005-EF-02 HTML | PDF 
Real Per-pupil Operating Funding, by district, in the B.C. Public Education system, 2001-02 and 2004-05 2005-EF-01 HTML | PDF 
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? RR2014-07 PDF 
Adult education: An essential element in a poverty reduction plan to improve economic opportunities for low income individuals and families RR2013-02 PDF  
"It takes a village to raise a child": Educational futures in the troubled 'village' of British Columbia 2012-EI-03 PDF 
Poverty and education - A teacher's perspective: A summary report of focus group research 2012-EI-01 PDF 
The rights and responsibilities of teacher professional autonomy: A BCTF discussion paper 2011-EI-03 PDF 
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? 2011-EI-02 PDF 
Professional Development/Professional Growth and Engagement: What's wrong with the BCPSEA picture? 2011-EI-01 PDF 
Poverty and Education Report - Students are not to blame: Understanding the structural causes of family poverty 2009-EI-01 PDF 
The international debate on educational and teacher leadership and its relevance to the BCTF 2008-EI-01 PDF 
Recent literature on Professional Learning Communities: Informing options for Canadian teacher unions? 2007-EI-02 PDF 
Reconciling teacher unionism’s disparate identities: A view from the field 2002-EI-01 HTML | PDF 
Split-Grade and Multi-Age Classes: A Review of the Research and a Consideration of the B.C. Context 2000-EI-02 HTML | PDF 
How Does Working Part-Time Influence Secondary Students' Achievement and Impact Their Overall Well-Being? 99-EI-02 HTML | PDF 
 Ten Problems with Charter Schools; Bibliography  95-EI-06 HTML
Enrolment   
 British Columbia school-age population projections, to 2013  2005-SD-02 HTML | PDF
Full-time-equivalent Student Enrolment by District, 2001–02 to 2004–05 2005-SD-01 HTML | PDF 
Teacher, Administrative Officer, and Student numbers, 2001-02 to 2004-05 2005-TD-01 HTML | PDF 
Enrolment Trends in British Columbia School Districts, 1994 to 2009 2000-SD-02 PDF 
Salaries   
Teacher salaries in BC, 2014 and 2015 RR2014-08 PDF 
2013-14 Canadian teacher salary rankings: Provinces and territories RR2014-05 PDF 
Teacher salary comparisons--Inter-city differences: 2010-11 and 2011-12 2012-TS-02 PDF 
2011 Canadian teacher salary rankings: Provinces and territories 2012-TS-01 PDF 
Teacher salaries in BC, July 1, 2010 2011-TS-01 PDF 
Teacher Salaries, July 1, 2007 2007-TS-01 PDF 
B.C. teachers’ salaries as of June 30, 2004: endrate minima and maxima 2005-TS-02 HTML | PDF 
Inter-city teacher-salary comparisons, 2005–07 2005-TS-01 HTML | PDF 
Teacher and Administrator Fact Sheet as at September 30, 2003 2004-TD-01 HTML | PDF 
B.C. teachers' salaries, minima and maxima: July 1, 2001 2003-TS-01 HTML | PDF 
B.C. Teachers' Salaries as of 2001: Endrate Salary Minima and Maxima 2001-TS-01 HTML | PDF 
School-based  Budgeting   
School-based Budgeting/Site-based Management 96-EI-04 HTML 
 School Governance     
Staff Committee Research Report 97-EI-03 HTML |  PDF 
Special Education   
Recent developments in Special Education/Inclusion, January 2013 RR2013-01 PDF 
B.C. teachers’ views of Special Education issues 2002-WLC-01 PDF 
Who are the "Problem Kids"? 2000-IM-01 F HTML | PDF 
Special Education — Other reports 
Inclusion: Always a journey, never a destination?  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. (2005)
Challenge of Specialist Support Teachers (2004)
Priorities and strategies for action on inclusive education  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. (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  

The BCTF Case Studies: Partners for Inclusion 1994

    Student/Educator Ratio   
    Changes in Specialist Teachers and Student Enrolment: 2001-02 to 2007-08 2008-WLC-01 PDF 
    FTE Students, teachers, admin, 2001-02 to 2006-07 2007-SD-01 PDF 
    Student/Teacher and Student/Administrator ratios 2001-02 to 2003-04 2004-WLC-03 HTML | PDF 
    Surveys   
    Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A BCTF Research Survey, Spring 1999 99-WLC-05 HTML | PDF 
    Teacher Research   
    A teacher union’s collaborative research agenda and strategies: One way forward for Canadian teacher unions in supporting teachers’ Professional Development? 2005-TR-01 HTML | PDF 
    Developing Pro-Active Research Roles for Teacher Unions 97-TR-01 HTML 
    Teachers Teaching On Call     
    Teachers Teaching on Call survey - Preliminary Findings Summary 2008-WLC-02 PDF 
    Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A BCTF Research Survey, Spring 1999 99-WLC-05 HTML | PDF 
    Teachers On Call in British Columbia: A Report 94-WLC-03 PDF 
    Technology   

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

    RR2013-04rev PDF 
    Ministry plans for replacing BCeSIS RR2013-03 PDF 
    Personalized Learning? Is there anything new in the Ministry of Education Service Plan for 2011-12? 2011-EF-03 PDF 
    The working conditions of BC teachers working in Distributed Learning: Investigating current issues, concerns, and practices 2007-EI-01 PDF 
    Distributed Learning in British Columbia Schools 2006-07 2006-EI-01 HTML | PDF 
    Online education is not the same as home schooling 2004-EI-01 HTML | PDF 
    Distributed Learning in B.C., 2002-03 2003-EI-02 PDF 
    Developments with Distributed Learning 2002-EI-03 HTML | PDF 
    Violence in Schools   
    Teaching in the '90s, Report #3: Teacher Perceptions of Violence in B.C. Schools 94-WLC-01 PDF 
    Women   
    G.I. Joe meets Barbie, software engineer meets caregiver: Males and females in BC's public schools and beyond 2000-SD-03 PDF 
    Working and Learning Conditions   
    Attendance magagement in BC's public education systemRR2016-01PDF
    The prevalence of stress-related disorders in BC school districts 2009-WLC-01 PDF 
    The rising tide of stress in Canada: Time for governments to act in support of schools and society 2008-WLC-03 PDF 
    Changes in Specialist Teachers and Student Enrolment: 2001-02 to 2007-08 2008-WLC-01 PDF 
    Teacher-librarians in BC 1997-98 to 2006-07 2007-WLC-01 PDF 
    Education staffing cuts—Year 2: A threat to B.C.'s top-ranked public education 2004-WLC-02 HTML | PDF 
    Library services staffing data, 1995–96 to 2003–04 2004-WLC-01 HTML | PDF 
    The good, the bad, and the indifferent: A comparison of elementary and secondary teachers’ workload and stress issues 2003-WLC-01 PDF 
    Demographic overview: Teacher workload issues and stress survey, Spring 2001 2001-WLC-05 HTML | PDF 
    “How I spent my summer vacation”: Time-use data from the Spring 2001 BCTF Worklife of Teachers Workload issues and stress survey 2001-WLC-04 HTML | PDF 
    What do British Columbia’s teachers consider to be the most significant aspects of workload and stress in their work? 2001-WLC-03 HTML | PDF 
    "I love teaching English, but..." A study of the workload of English teachers in B.C. secondary grades 2001-WLC-02 HTML | PDF 
    Teacher workload and stress: An international perspective on human costs and systemic failure 2001-WLC-01 HTML | PDF
    Teaching in the '90s, Report #3: Teacher Perceptions of Violence in B.C. Schools 94-WLC-01 PDF 
    Teaching in the '90s, Report #2: Changing Sources of Stress 93-WLC-06 HTML 
    Teaching in the '90s, Report #1: Changing Teaching Practice: Teachers' Aspirations Meet School Realities 93-EI-05 HTML 
    Year-Round Schools   
    Revisiting the issue of year-round schools 2012-EI-02 PDF 
    Year-Round Education: Is it Worth the Hassle? A BCTF Perspective 96-EI-05 HTML 
    School Organization Alternatives: A Consideration of Year Round, Shift, and Extended Day Options 96-EI-03 HTML 
    Do Year-Round Schools Improve Student Learning? 95-EI-03 HTML 
    The Cost Effectiveness of Year-Round Schooling 95-EI-02 HTML 

    Updated April 30, 2015