Review of the Standards for the Education, Competence and Professional Conduct of Educators in BC

The British Columbia Teachers' Council is currently reviewing the Standards for the Education, Competence and Professional Conduct of Educators in British Columbia. The Standards serve to guide the practice of BC educators and to communicate to the public the conduct and competence expected of educators as they carry out their work. In the spring of 2016, you were asked to provide your feedback on the existing Standards through an online questionnaire.

Based on the feedback received, the Council has drafted a set of proposed revised Standards. These revisions build on the strengths of the current Professional Standards. In addition, in recognition of the role that educators play in contributing towards truth, reconciliation and healing, the Council has drafted a proposed new Standard that speaks to the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. While it is the Council’s role to develop Professional Standards, the actualization of the Standards requires a commitment across the education system to ensure that the necessary resources and supports are available to BC educators.

The Teacher Regulation Branch, on behalf of the Council, is now asking for your response to the following question on each proposed Standard to inform the Council's review.

Q. Does the proposed Standard fully reflect what you expect of a BC certified educator?

To begin, please choose which option is the most applicable to you.

Please do not include personal or third party information in your feedback.

Note: each Standard will be displayed on a separate page, and there are nine pages. On each page, you will be asked to select “Yes” or “No” and then provide any feedback, if you choose. You may comment on all the Standards or only those of particular interest to you. Answering all the questions may take up to 20 minutes. If you choose to comment on only some of the Standards, you may return at another time to submit additional feedback using a new form.

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