(Laval) After months of rarely giving interviews, Education Minister Bernard Trinville is breaking the ice this Thursday morning of a winter storm. He announces seven priorities that will guide his mandate to improve academic success, including creating a new “fast track” to becoming a teacher.
Mr. will be in Laval on Thursday and Friday as part of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ)’s pre-sessional caucus. Trineville will hold a press conference in the morning to clarify his vision for education to improve academic success. .
According to the report there are many challenges in education Pres In recent days, while Half of the young people in Secondary V fail a standardized French exam in specific school service centres. In primary school, struggling students sometimes go directly to secondary school from the fifth year of primary school because they have repeated a year.
At the outset, Bernard Trinville promises to “restore the fast track to teaching certification,” which will be added to the 60-credit qualifying master’s degree already offered at universities.
“It is urgent to find solutions and demonstrate flexibility to overcome the shortage of qualified teachers in the network. […] This diploma is based on best practice in the recognition of prior learning. This will allow qualified bachelor’s degree holders to become certified teachers and, therefore, be legally qualified,” the minister explained in a press release.
Mr. Drainville also wants to increase the number of public schools that offer specific programs — such as art or sports concentrations, for example — that encourage academic success for students who choose programs that suit their interests. “The aim is that all government secondary school students can access such a program if they want in as many schools as possible,” the minister said.
Bernard Trinville does not describe how he intends to tackle this issue of teaching French – a priority already included in the CAQ’s electoral platform. First, the Minister announces, “The Current status because the teaching of this subject is unacceptable”. He then added “Government priority to French” and “Ministry [de l’Éducation] Work to find possible solutions to stem the decline of written French.
More money to renovate schools
While Finance Minister Eric Girard will present Quebec’s 2023-2024 budget later this spring, Bernard Trinville is raising expectations by announcing that the government will once again increase the budget for the Quebec Infrastructure Program (PQI) for school renovations and construction.
But beyond school infrastructure issues, there are many challenges within classrooms, where there is a lack of professionals to support teachers with students with learning difficulties. Bernard Trinville promises to expand the scope of pilot programs called “Classroom Aids” that will “allow teachers to have another adult in the classroom to meet the daily needs of students”.
Finally, the Minister of Education reiterates his party’s commitment to improving post-secondary apprenticeships in order to graduate 30,000 additional students in the sector over the next four years. Mr. Trainville promises to improve data collection and sharing in his field, where his own network doesn’t always have a clear picture of the situation.
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