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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lessons in Learning

Lessons in Learning – November 13, 2008

Report by Canada Council of Learning

Non-permanent teachers are known by a variety of titles, including substitute teachers, supply teachers, occasional teachers, or teachers on call. Whatever title they are given, they play an important role in Canada's education systems: between Kindergarten and Grade 12, a child will be taught by a non-permanent teacher the equivalent of one full year.

The authors of this document argue that despite the importance of non-permanent teachers, education and training geared towards them is largely ignored. They suggest ways that teacher education programs, school districts and school boards, teacher federations and unions, and provincial governments could fill this gap.