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“Alberta is recognized for providing one of the best education systems in the world. Our system is built on a range of educational choices, including public, separate, charter, Francophone and private schools. Our students consistently perform among the best in Canada and around the world. The availability of choice strengthens our education system and supports the right of students and parents to have options that meet the objectives of the School Act. This range of choices continues to bring new ideas and innovative approaches to learning that ultimately benefit all our students.” Education Minister Dave Hancock, in a letter to Janet Wees, Dec. 23, 2010.
The Alberta Association of Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS) is an association comprised of Alberta Education approved charter schools that choose to be members and support TAAPCS objectives. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors.
•To promote and facilitate public charter school education in Alberta
•To speak with one voice on behalf of public charter schools in Alberta
•To promote a forum for public charter schools to meet in support of common goals
•To advocate for continued innovation and choice within public education
"Almadina Language Charter School
praised for ELL work"
In a recent article in Alberta Views magazine it
was noted that many schools in Alberta are having difficulty in meeting
the needs of English Language Learners. An exception to this is the
Almadina Language Charter School in Calgary.
Congratulations are extended to Almadina for the excellent work
being done. Please see
this link for this entire article.
Please note that nominations for the 2015 Halvar Jonson Award will close
on June 30. Please access
this link to submit your nomination.
Research Project at Westmount School
The Association of Alberta Public Charter
Schools is pleased with the efforts being made by its members to develop
partnerships with other organizations in the province. An example
of a recent partnership which has been established is between the
University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education and Westmount
Teaching practice: At the nexus of
teacher identity and school culture
The Werklund School of Education is pleased to be partnering in an
ethnographic research study with Westmount Charter School. Dr. Lissa
D’Amour is working closely with middle school mathematics teachers
there. Together we are looking at the educational contexts that both
condition and mitigate anxiety in learning systems and that thus
influence teaching practice. A handful of investigations have looked at
the dynamic interplay of environments, practices, and beliefs in
classrooms and institutions but no one has brought teacher identity into
this dynamic. Our work is aimed at better appreciating how particular
teaching choices follow from the circumstances of schooling and the
emotional-intellectual biographies that each teacher-learner brings into
the classroom situation.