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The State of French-Second-Language in Canada 2004

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What is the 2004 Report About?

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2004 report is the fifth in a series of annual reports on how French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across the country. Support for FSL programs exists at four interconnected levels: national, provincial/territorial, school district and school. The State of FSL provides information to decision makers and advocates for FSL education about the quality of national and provincial/territorial support for the FSL programs offered to Canadian students.

What is in the 2004 Report?

The federal government's Action Plan for Official Languages challenged French-second-language education stakeholders to double the number of functionally bilingual high school graduates by 2013. Enhancing core French and implementing alternate core French delivery models were identified as major strategies to achieve this goal.

This year's edition of the State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada focuses on core French programs. Post-secondary students who attended senior high school core French courses were interviewed to determine what they viewed as positive aspects of core French, what they felt could have been done to enhance the programme and if they now wished they had studied more French in high school. The report reviews the literature on extended and intensive (core) French programs and provides a starting point for discussing the potential of these programs to contribute to the realization of the federal Action Plan's goals.

The report also includes the second annual update of the 2002 French-second-language teacher shortage survey, current FSL enrolment data and a description of the status of national and provincial support for French-Second-Language education.

How was the Report Created?

The 2004 report was created with the participation and co-operation of CPF branches across the country. CPF branches gathered information regarding FSL education in each province and territory with the co-operation of ministries of education, while CPF National gathered information with the co-operation of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages and the Privy Council Office. The National Office also worked directly with ministries of education to gather the enrolment data.

CPF National FSL Report Advisory Committee

CPF would like to thank and acknowledge the time and contributions of those who volunteered their services to the FSL Report Advisory Committee.
· Ian Richmond, PhD, President CPF, Chair of Committee
· Richard Julien, PhD, National Board Member, CPF
· Margaret O'Brien, National Board Member, CPF
· Nicole Thibault, Executive Director, CASLT
· Miles Turnbull, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of


How can I get a copy of the Report?

The report can be downloaded from this website, or a hard copy of the report can be obtained by contacting the CPF Branch nearest you. For a list of Branches and contact information, click here

Where do I find more information about the Report?

For more information about this report and other research reports, please contact Joan Hawkins at mailto:%20jhawkins@cpf.ca


What is CPF?

For more information on Canadian Parents for French, please click here.


Where do I find more information about FSL Education?

For more information about FSL education programs, terminology or other facts, please visit our FAQ Section.


The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2004

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Preface
Chapter 1: Working Together to Achieve Canada's Vision for Official Languages
Chapter 2: National Support for FSL Education Programmes
Chapter 3: Provincial and Territorial Support for FSL Education Programmes
Chapter 4: French-Second-Language Enrolment Summary Statistics
Chapter 5: Getting to the Core
Chapter 6: Extended Core French and the 2013 Challenge
Chapter 7: The Road Ahead: A Review of the Literature
Chapter 8: The French-Second-Language Peer Tutoring Programme
Chapter 9: The 2004 FSL Teacher Shortage Bellwether Survey
Chapter 10: Focus on Core French: An Agenda for Change
Chapter 11: Provincial and Territorial FSL Enrolment 2000-2003

NOTE:All chapters and supporting documentation are in PDF format.

Appendices

Section 3: Provincial and Territorial Support for FSL Education Programmes

Areas for Action

BC ON
AB QC
NT NB
NU NS
SK PE
MB NL


Section 4: FSL Enrolment Summary Statistics

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Fig. 5.1: Curricular Divisions in K-12 Programmes: Provinces and Territories
Fig. 5.2: % Change in Core French Enrolments 2002-2003
Fig. 5.2b: Changes in Enrolment and Coverage for Basic/Core French Programmes 2001 - 2003
Fig 5.2c: Scattergraph #2 Changes in Enrolment and Coverage for Basic/Core French Programmes 2001 - 2003
Fig 5.2d: Scattergraph #3 Changes in Enrolment and Coverage for Basic/Core French Programmes 2001 - 2003
Table 5.1: Enrolment Trends in Core French: 2002/031
Fig 5.3a: % Change in French Immersion Enrolments 2002-03
Fig 5.3b:
Changes in Enrolment and Coverage for French Immersion Programmes 2001 - 2003
Fig 5.3c: Scattergraph #2 Changes in Enrolment and Coverage for French Immersion Programmes 2001 - 2003
Table 5.2 Enrolment Trends in French Immersion: 2001-2
Table: National Eligible Populations
Table: FSL Enrolment in BC 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in Yukon 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in AB 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in NT 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in NU 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in SK 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in MB 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in ON 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in QC 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in NB 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in NS 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in PE 1999-2003
Table: FSL Enrolment in NL 1999-2003
Table: Attrition in Core French Programs After End of Compulsory French


Section 5: Getting to the Core

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Student Questionnaire

Section 6: Extended Core French and the 2013 Challenge

Chart: Board Respondents

Section 7: The Road Ahead

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Section 8: The FSL Peer Tutoring Programme

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Section 9: The 2004 FSL Teacher Shortage Bellwether Survey

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FSL Enrolment Analysis Tables
- Table 1: Current Availabilty of FSL Teachers
- Table 2: Future Availablity of FSL Teachers
- Table 3: Reasons for Core Teachers Shortages
- Table 4: Reasons for Immersion Teachers Shortages
- Table 5: Are New Grads Sufficient for Staffing Needs
- Table 6: Expected change in number of teachers needed over next 5 years
- Table 7: Expected enrolment changes
- Table 8: Most Important Competition from Other Districts
- Table 8C: Rentention and Incentives
- Table 9: Unassigned Teachers
- Table 10: Need to Compromise in Hiring: Core French
- Table 11: Need to Compromise in Hiring: French Immersion

Section 11: Statistical Appendix

Table 1: Alternate Core French by Province and Territory
Table 2: French Immersion and Core as % of Eligible Enrolment
Table 3: French Immersion by Type of Programme

 
















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