The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ—Inclusive Education
The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has lent its support to the Every Teacher project, a national study designed to identify and make widely available the collective expertise that exists among Canadian teachers on inclusive education practices for sexual and gender minority students. Responses to the Every Teacher project survey will enable us to learn what educators think about the climate of Canada’s schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two Spirit, or questioning (LGBTQ) students; which approaches to inclusion of these students seem to work, and in what contexts, and which don’t; what supports educators in doing this work, and what holds us back. Results will be made widely available throughout the school system. All members of teacher organizations are encouraged to participate, including education assistants, counsellors, and teachers with administrative responsibilities.
Members and other educators can request a paper copy of the survey by contacting the research team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The survey can also be completed online by navigating to fluidsurveys.com/s/every-teacher-survey/?collector=3106.
The survey is now closed. To view the final results, click here. A French version is available here.
Every teacher organization in Canada has agreed to support this project. Teachers across the country are moving strongly to improve school climate for LGBTQ students, students with LGBTQ parents, heterosexual students who are also homophobically bullied, and the 58% of heterosexual students who are distressed by homophobic elements of school culture.
The Every Teacher project team is led by Dr. Catherine Taylor at The University of Winnipeg in partnership with The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.