The guide provides an overview of the education system in British Columbia, with links to print and electronic resources. The Ministry of Education, a department of the provincial government, oversees the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system in B.C.
In Schooling the Next Generation, Dan Zuberi documents the challenges facing ten East Vancouver elementary schools in diverse lower-income communities, as well as the ways their principals, teachers, and parents are overcoming these challenges.
School programs are specially designed for elementary and secondary students. Offers on-going programs focusing on the Northwest Coast Indigenous and special exhibition programs designed around the temporary exhibitions.
The Museum of Vancouver offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs for elementary school students, K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia's social studies curriculum. Programs are also available in French.
SPES has seen the power of environmental education and has placed it at the heart of our work. SPES strives to provide groups and individuals with opportunities to engage and interact with their natural environment in a meaningful, informative and responsible way.
Every Sunday, the Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. The school programs provide exhibition tours and workshops designed for elementary and secondary school groups.
The Vancouver Police Museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Vancouver through specifically designed tours that focus on the development and growth of the city to hands on forensic investigations for all ages.
B.C.’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) education system is being modernized with new curriculum. During the 2015/16 school year, a redesigned curriculum draft in Kindergarten to Grade 9 was introduced. Beginning in September 2016, students in K-9 learn the new curriculum only.
The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable the approximately 553,000 public school students, 81,000 independent school students, and over 2,200 home-schooled children enrolled each school year, to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.
Journal articles, reports, conference papers and other materials become indexed in ERIC through a formal review process of the journals and other content sources. Materials from approved sources under agreement are selected and indexed, and new records are added to the collection.
The assessment is developed by B.C. educators to measure learning skills linked to the provincial curriculum and performance standards. Results help the province, school districts and schools keep track of how well our education system is doing and identify learning areas that may need improvement.
The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education, was created to support the implementation of the Teachers Act, which came into force on January 9, 2012. The TRB provides operational support to the regulatory structure for the teaching profession in B.C.