OTTAWA, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
will release on Saturday, Sept. 24 the results of a national survey on
the impact of technology on Francophone identity building among
students attending French-language schools in minority settings in
Carrying on its tradition of educational research in Francophone
minority settings, CTF will share the major findings of the survey at
the meeting of the School Council of the Éducatrices et éducateurs
francophones du Manitoba (ÉFM) in Winnipeg. The survey involved more
than 1,600 Canadian students last winter.
"As adults and teachers, we are discovering the world of technology
every day. However, technology has been part of our students' lives
since birth," says CTF President Paul Taillefer addressing the ÉFM
School Council. "This survey is a first step toward better
understanding the role technology plays in the lives of teenagers in
our schools," adds the President.
One of the survey's main findings highlights the almost total lack of
in-depth research on technology and its use by Francophone students.
The survey confirms that French is not used much in this highly popular
social context. The teacher committee that directed the study also
suggested ideas to ensure that French has an increased presence in this
"Since the creation of the Services to Francophones department at CTF,
we have contributed significantly to the progress of French-language
education in Canada. We believe that this survey on a topic so little
explored will foster thinking and bring about positive changes in the
Francophone community," adds Taillefer.
This project was made possible thanks to the financial support and
collaboration of the Government of Canada through the Department of
Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Teachers' Federation speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on
education and related social issues.
SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation
For further information:
| Spokesperson: || Paul Taillefer, CTF President |
| Information: || Ronald Boudreau, Director of Services to Francophones |
| Contact: || Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 |