Release of FSL Labour Market Partnership Reports & FSL Teacher Recruitment & Retention Strategy Reports

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OPSBA are pleased to announce that the FSL Labour Market Partnership project’s final executive summary and full comprehensive report are now ready for public release and posted on the OPSBA website.

In addition to the Phase III Labour Market Partnership Report, you will also find, on the OPSBA website, the Year 1 final reports and combined executive summary report for the following 3 pan-Canadian initiatives led by OPSBA:

1.       Recruitment Guide for English-Language School Boards

This initiative’s key objective is to develop a guide for English-language school boards that supports the effective recruitment and hiring of FSL teachers. Research will be conducted to determine higher-yield strategies and explore alternatives that would ultimately increase the overall supply of FSL teachers.

2.       French-Language Proficiency Assessment Toolkit and Resource Guide

This initiative explores existing research on the assessment of second language proficiency in teaching contexts. This information will inform the development of a toolkit of evidence-informed assessment practices that could be used in various education contexts to review current French-language proficiency assessment processes as FSL teachers prepare to enter the job market.

3.       Supporting Principals to Address Challenges in Retention and Professional Support of French as a Second Language Teachers

This initiative recognizes the important role of school administrators in facilitating FSL teacher retention and professional support. The overall objective is to facilitate school administrator engagement to share innovative practices and ultimately build a compendium of strategies that positively affect FSL teacher retention