Monday, September 25, 2023

Quebec plans to shorten the baccalaureate in education

Education Minister Bernard Drainville has tasked officials with examining different means to combat the teacher shortage in the school system, including reducing the length of the baccalaureate from four to three years.

The fourth year could also be dedicated to full-time paid internships, according to another of the scenarios studied by the ministry.

These reflections revealed by Press They are part of a range of solutions being considered by the government to make the profession more attractive.

This was explained by Prime Minister François Legault and Minister of Higher Education, Pascale Déry, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new HEC Montréal pavilion, on Friday at noon. However, both insisted that there was no nothing decided.

We analyze several alternatives.indicated Prime Minister Legault, including gateways faster which could allow students who have already obtained a baccalaureate in another subject to complete their 1st year training more quicklyis cycle in education.

Quebec is studying different scenarios to make the teaching profession more attractive, Premier Legault and Minister Déry confirmed Friday in Montreal.

We try to find solutions. Minister Déry added, flatly rejecting accusations of levelling.

Mixed reception in the school environment.

In a statement, the president of the Federation of Education Unions (FSE-CSQ), Josée Scalabrini, stated surprised Friday to learn through the media that Minister Drainville wanted to reduce the duration of the baccalaureate in education from four to only three years of study.

Teachers are wondering this morning where the minister is goingshe writes.

The temptation to reduce the duration of training adds to years of devaluation of our profession, while the duration of the baccalaureate had been extended precisely (in 1994) to allow better training.

Quebec should not shorten the duration of the baccalaureate in teaching, believes the vice dean of training and culture at the University of Sherbrooke, Martin Lépine.

We face a problem of shortage, attractiveness and retention of teaching staff, and it is certainly not by training them less and for less time that we will keep people destined for teaching for longer.he confided on Friday in an interview with Radio-Canada.

Professor at the TÉLUQ University and researcher at the inter-university research center on training and the teaching profession (CRIFPE), Geneviève Sirois I don’t understand neither Where does this idea of ​​shortening training at all costs come from?.

The fourth year of paid internship seems like a good idea, however. Provided, of course, that we can offer aspiring teachers the support to which they are entitled and that they need to complete their training, he specifies.

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