The Future of The Teaching Profession. Dr. E. Calvin Fraser Secretary General Canadian Teachers’ Federation January 2013 . The Stakes: Two Extreme Considerations . Teachers As Technicians . Teachers As Professionals . Strong Union Leadership. Unions Disappear Altogether.
The Future of The Teaching Profession
Dr. E. Calvin Fraser
Canadian Teachers’ Federation
The Stakes:Two Extreme Considerations
unions have led in building society and public education
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Can teacher unions survive without changing their focus?
Can we succeed from outside?
… because they are rarely invited to the table to discuss substantive policy issues with education decision makers, teachers’ organisations can only react after the fact to decisions that have already been made.
Nina Bascia in a paper for
Education International (2011).
Focus on a Visible Teacher Voice
Why it's so hard to measure a 'quality' education
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jan. 13 2012, 7:54 AM EST
Last updated Monday, Sep. 10 2012, 2:11 PM EDT
When outsiders set the agenda in
If powerful groups in society want to change teachers and change teaching…
Could we have a future with no unions?
Progressive work is being done in many places
Partnerships pay off!
The future of teaching may depend on our answers
Are we able to take charge of our own qualifications and expertise? Do our organizations even want to at this time?
Are we able to broaden the public discourse on public education?
Are we able to get the public onside?
Are we able to get commitment from our own members?