Worklife of British Columbia Teachers in 2001
Overview of Worklife 2001
In 2001/2002, BCTF Research Department staff Larry Kuehn, Charlie Naylor, Anny Schaefer and Anne Field conducted a major study of British Columbia teachers’ experiences of working and learning conditions in and out of the classroom. The study comprises a literature review and three surveys—secondary English teachers’ workload, all teachers’ workload, and special education issues. We hope that our results will enhance the quality of information available about B.C. teachers’ working lives and promote healthy and viable working and learning conditions in B.C. classrooms.
The following themes provide a framework for each survey:
- School context
- Workload and stress
We have prepared several reports so far, and are in the process of producing various new reports based on the data collected. We will post new reports on this site as they are completed. For updates, join the bctf-research mailing list.
Teacher workload and stress: An international perspective on human costs and systemic failure by Charlie Naylor, September 2001
Secondary English teachers
||The survey was mailed out to 1,500 teachers, selected randomly from the BCTF’s membership database. Care was taken that all districts were represented in the mail-out.
||April 25, 2001
||644 teachers returned completed surveys; 384 required to ensure confidence level of 95%.
||43%; more than adequate to ensure confidence level.
||Accurate 19 times out of 20 within a range of plus or minus 5% or less.
||BCTF Worklife of Teachers Survey Series, 1: Workload Issues and Stress, April 2001
||What do British Columbia’s teachers consider to be the most significant aspects of workload and stress in their work? Analysis of qualitative data from the BCTF Worklife of Teachers Survey Series, 1: Workload and Stress by Charlie Naylor, October 2001
Demographic overview: Teacher workload issues and stress survey, Spring 2001 by Anny Schaefer
“How I spent my summer vacation”: Time-use data from the Spring 2001 BCTF Worklife of Teachers survey series—Workload issues and stress by Anny Schaefer
The good, the bad, and the indifferent: A comparison of elementary and secondary teachers’ workload and stress issues, by Anny Schaefer, June 2003
A book, Worklife of B.C. Teachers, A compilation of BCTF research reports on working and learning conditions in 2001, bringing together the seven Worklife 2001 reports prepared to date was published in June 2003.