Canadian Teachers’ Federation highlights National Inclusive Education Month

February 02, 2018
 
OTTAWA…The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is proud to highlight and celebrate National Inclusive Education Month throughout the month of February.

“Teachers and their professional organizations are advocates for students with diverse and special education needs,” says CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar. “Across the country, teachers are working hard to provide quality inclusive education to all students in their classes. Diversity is a hallmark of the quality public education systems across our country.

“Every day, teachers use their professional judgement and a variety of teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of all students. Inadequate resources to support teaching and learning in today’s classrooms, however, continues to be an issue that impedes teachers’ work,” adds Ramsankar. Students with special educational needs must have an equal right to quality education which includes sufficient and equitable distribution of resources for schools.

“The commitment of a caring society to provide education for all children places an obligation on all parties involved, including governments, school boards, and communities,” concludes Ramsankar.

Quality inclusive education will be one of the topics examined at the CTF Canadian Forum on Safe and Caring Schools, July 9-10 2018 in Edmonton.

Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is a non-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent over 238,000 teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of Education International. @CanTeachersFed and @EnseigneCanada

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Contact:                 Cassandra Hallett, Secretary General, chall@ctf-fce.ca or 613-899-4231