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Mixed ability teaching and challenging fixed ability thinking

There has recently been a debate on twitter about mixed ability teaching – see for example Emma Ann Hardy’s blog.

Forum is a journal that has been campaigning against fixed ability practices in schools for over 50 years.  552 more words

Education Policy

Lynn Horvat, December 2014 report on Adult Basic Education in BC

I have sent a version of my open letter about ABE funding to my MLA, Shirley Bond, and to the new Minister of Advanced Education, Andrew Wilkinson. 113 more words

Adult Basic Education

Open letter to the BC government regarding ABE funding

I teach in the College and Career Prep (adult basic education) program at the College of New Caledonia, and it’s a job I thoroughly enjoy. Every semester, I witness the profoundly positive effects of adult upgrading–students who are finishing, continuing, or updating their high school education. 306 more words

Adult Basic Education

2014 : A year of educational opining.

The last few weeks of December are a time of retrospect and reflection for many people. And as busy as the holiday season can become, this is one teacher for whom the annual winter break could not come soon enough. 1,417 more words

Public Education

Brief thoughts on the recent ABE tuition change announcement

It’s been a busy time of year–end of semester, now the holidays–and I haven’t written yet about the BC government’s recent announcement about cuts to ABE funding. 269 more words

Adult Basic Education

The teachers’ voice: teacher unions at the heart of a new democratic professionalism

This is the final draft of a book chapter I co-wrote with Alison Gilliland (of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation).  The chapter was written for a project called ‘ 5,381 more words

Education Policy