Systemic barriers impact the progression of women in educational leadership roles.
Category: Teaching profession
Careful planning, support and shared educator learning are the keys to success.
According to Statistics Canada, 75% of educators in Canada are women – 89% of these work in the elementary panel and 59% work in the secondary panel. But leadership positions in education, from department heads, to principals, to local and provincial union leadership, do not reflect these demographics. For example, of the 16 unions affiliated […]
“On Education & Democracy; 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession is, first and foremost, meant to support classroom teachers; fighting their daily battles, confronting education authorities, governments and engaging with the community. We appeal to their professional ideals, to their ambition to make a difference for their students and the societies in which they grow […]
According to President H. Mark Ramsankar, being a professional teacher isn’t confined to the classroom or the school. “Because we work with children, … we must also embody high standards of ethical conduct at all times.”
Secretary General Cassandra Hallett explains how Canadian teachers’ professional space is being squeezed by the steady ping of emails, staff meetings, schools incidents, extracurricular duties, inquiries from parents in addition to their teaching, planning and marking.