Resolutions approved at the 2001 ARA

Curriculum

1/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.28 be amended to read—
"Regular and continuous assessment by classroom teachers is the most appropriate means of determining student progress."
1.A.28 Regular and continuous assessment by subject teachers is the most appropriate means of determining student progress.
[1979/88/98]

2/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.30 be amended to read—
"The use of standardized diagnostic and intelligence tests should be restricted to a research and guidance function."
1.A.30 Evaluative procedures, such as standardized diagnostic and IQ tests, should be restricted to a research and guidance function.
[1967/70/72/77/82/88/98]

3/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.33 be amended to read—
"Evaluation of students is primarily the responsibility of those teachers providing the instruction."
1.A.33 Evaluation of students is primarily the responsibility of those teachers providing instruction at the school level.
[1976/88/98]

4/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.35 be amended to read—
"The Department of Learning should establish and maintain a testing service for use by teachers and school systems with the following functions:
1. To provide tests designed to assist in teacher assessment of student learning in specific curricular areas
2. To respond to expressed needs of teachers by providing appropriate test instruments
3. To advise on appropriate use and limitations of the test instruments and the results obtained therefrom
4. To institute and maintain a bank of assessment tools for the use of teachers"
1.A.35 The Department of Learning should establish and maintain a testing service for teachers, schools and school systems with the following functions:
1.To construct tests designed to assess achievement of specified educational objectives on specific curriculum content in all subject areas
2.To respond to expressed needs of teachers by providing appropriate test instruments
3. To advise on appropriate use and limitations of the tests and the results obtained therefrom
4.To institute and maintain a test item bank for the use of teachers
[1976/77/79/84/87/88/98]

5/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.45 be amended to read—
"The Department of Learning is responsible for analyzing provincial assessment program results to determine if gender and/or cultural bias is evident and, if so, to take action to eliminate it."
1.A.45 The Department of Learning is responsible for analyzing provincial assessment program results to determine if gender bias is evident and, if so, to take action to eliminate it.
[1991/94/98]

6/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.56 be transferred to nonactive policy.
1.A.56 Distance education should operate only as an additive program.
[1990/98]

7/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.57 be amended to read—
"School boards must demonstrate to parents their inability to provide students with instruction in a conventional setting prior to any adoption of a distance education or online education program."
1.A.57 School boards must demonstrate to parents their inability to provide students
with instruction in a conventional setting prior to any adoption of a distance education program.
[1990/98]

8/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.58 be amended to read—
"Distance education, including online education, should be restricted to the secondary grade levels."
1.A.58 Distance education should be restricted to the secondary grade levels.
[1990/98]

9/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.60 be amended to read—
"The teacher must be the essential element in the delivery of instruction to students via any distance education or online education program."
1.A.60 The teacher must be the essential element in the delivery of instruction to students via any distance education program.
[1990/98]

10/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.61 be amended to read—
"Distance education, including online education, should be viewed as an instructional mode using various
technologies to bridge a geographic gap between teacher and student in a situation wherein the provision of student program cannot be provided in the conventional setting."
1.A.61 Distance education should be viewed as an instructional mode using various technologies to bridge a geographic gap between teacher and student in a situation wherein the provision of student program cannot be provided in the conventional setting.
[1990/98]

11/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 1.A.62 be amended to read—
"School boards should recognize that the nature of a distance education program, including online education, imposes its own set of unique responsibilities on teachers, which must be recognized in the computation of their workload."
1.A.62 School boards should recognize that the nature of a distance education program imposes its own set of unique responsibilities on teachers, which must be recognized in the computation of their workload.
[1990/98]

12/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"The purposes and methods of assessing and evaluating student learning, curriculum, programs and systems are distinct and not interchangeable."

13/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"The use of standardized tests, including achievement tests, is opposed when
1. the tests are used as a criterion for educational funding,
2. results are used to compare students, teachers, programs, schools, communities and provinces,
3. tests are used as a single criterion to determine grade or program placement, completion or promotion,
4. tests do not match the developmental level or language proficiency of the student,
5. student results are used to evaluate teachers or to determine compensation or employment status,
6. programs are specifically designed to teach to the test,
7. testing programs or tests limit or supplant instructional time,
8. tests do not conform to the Principles of Fair Student Assessment Practices for Education in Canada."

14/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Students must have the opportunity to
learn the curriculum on which they will be tested."

15/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Teachers must have primary involvement in the design, development and selection of instructional materials used in online education and must receive adequate time and compensation for the work involved."

16/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"The potential of online education to help meet the learning needs of students in small schools or in circumstances that require independent study is recognized."

18/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.2 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to maintain a course in career, personal and life management studies as a high school graduation requirement."
1.B.2 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to maintain Career and Life Management 20 as a senior high school graduation requirement.
[1998]

19/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.8 be reaffirmed.
1.B.8 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to review and update the Program of Studies for the fine arts program, including the components of music, art, drama and dance, by the year 2003.
[1998]

20/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.11 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to reexamine its regulations, assessment standards and monitoring procedures for students who are being home schooled or who are accessing their education on line to ensure that all children have access to high quality education."
1.B.11 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to reexamine its regulations, assessment standards and monitoring procedures for students who are being home schooled to ensure that all children have access to quality education.
[1996/98]

21/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.28 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge school boards to ensure that all distance education or online education in a junior/senior high school is scheduled and is supervised by a teacher whose primary function is to facilitate the work of the distance learning or online
student during that specific scheduled period."
1.B.28 BE IT RESOLVED, that all courses offered by a junior/senior high school by the distance education mode of instruction be timetabled in the regular school timetable and supervised by an on-site teacher whose primary function is to facilitate the work of the distance learning student during that specific timetabled period.
[1990/93/96/99]

22/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.34 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge postsecondary institutions to accept Applied Mathematics 30 as an entry course for students other than those entering a mathematics intensive field of study."
1.B.34 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge postsecondary institutions to accept Mathematics 33 (or Applied Mathematics 30) as an entry course for students other than those entering a mathematics intensive field of study and where
Mathematics 30 is not also presented.
[1998]

23/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.35 be reaffirmed.
1.B.35 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to ensure that all students enrolled in high school Career and Technology Studies modules have access to 25 discrete hours of instruction from a certificated teacher for each credit unit offered.
[1998]

24/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.36 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to require school jurisdictions to report in their Annual Results Reports on credits granted by Outreach Programs, such reports to include
1. courses in which credits are offered,
2. credits generated by each course per year,
3. average number of credits earned by each student per year,
4. the number of credits generated by each full-time equivalent teacher per Outreach School per year,
5. the revenue generated by each Outreach Program per school jurisdiction, and
6. sources of funding for such programs (ie, local and provincial funds)."
1.B.36 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to publish by school jurisdiction a yearly report on credits granted by Outreach Programs, such report to include
1. courses in which credits are offered,
2. credits generated by each course per year,
3. average number of credits earned by each student per year,
4. the number of credits generated by each full-time equivalent teacher per Outreach School per year, and
5. the revenue generated by each Outreach Program per school jurisdiction.
[1998]

28/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.38 be reaffirmed.
1.B.38 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to recognize the right of a teacher to exempt a student from an achievement test when the teacher deems it inappropriate to the needs of the student.
[1992/95/98]

29/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 1.B.40 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government
of Alberta to include 15 hours of student-parent-teacher interview time as part of the current instructional time (950 hours
annually for elementary and junior high programs and 1,000 hours for high school programs) for scheduling purposes under their regulations."
1.B.40 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to include 15 hours of student-parent-teacher interview time as part of instructional time for scheduling purposes under their regulations.
[1998]

30/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to establish a clearinghouse that will evaluate the educational suitability of online teaching resources.

31/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to develop criteria for the authorization of online educational programs and resources, including
1. the pedagogical soundness of the teaching and learning strategies;
2. the educational value and demand;
3. financial cost-effectiveness, including ongoing costs;
4. the breadth, depth and consistency of the resource with provincial curriculum;
5. the inclusion of Canadian content and freedom from bias; and
6. the recognition of diversity and the promotion of respect.

32/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the
Department of Learning to develop policy that ensures that online education curriculum resources meet provincial criteria for authorization.

33/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge school boards to ensure that teachers of online education have access to appropriate professional development programs, time and
resources to address their unique teaching situation.

34/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge schools boards to ensure that students enrolled in online education are provided with advance information about course requirements, equipment needs, technical training and support throughout the course, including opportunities to meet teachers face to face whenever feasible.

35/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Canadian Teachers' Federation to facilitate a coordinated response to the issues of online education.

39/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Greater Black Gold
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Teachers may not accept rewards for school or district performance on achievement tests or diploma examinations."

Teacher Education and Certification

41/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.2 be reaffirmed.
2.B.2 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the faculties of education at Alberta universities to require all faculty to participate in the field experiences component of the teacher education program.
[1998]

42/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.3 be reaffirmed.
2.B.3 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to limit the right to grant degrees in education to Alberta universities with professional faculties of education.
[1995/98]

43/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.4 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to monitor its teaching certification procedures and staffing levels to ensure that certificates are issued promptly following application."
2.B.4 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to review its teaching certification procedures and staffing levels to ensure that certificates are issued promptly following application.
[1998]

44/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.8 be amended to read—
"Professional faculties of Alberta universities should provide teacher education programs that incorporate and integrate a balance of
1. high quality undergraduate teacher education programs with strong field experience components,
2. service to the professional teaching community through continuing professional development opportunities, and
3. established research and graduate study programs."
and transferred to long-range policy.
2.B.8 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge professional faculties of Alberta universities to provide a teacher education program that incorporates and integrates a balance of
1. high quality undergraduate teacher education programs with strong field experience components,
2. service to the professional teaching community through continuing professional development opportunities and
3. established research and graduate study programs.
[1995/98]

45/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.10 be reaffirmed.
2.B.10 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge faculties of education at Alberta universities to give equal recognition, for the purposes of merit, promotion and tenure, to
1. participation in the undergraduate preparation of students, including involvement in the field experiences program, and
2. research and writing, and participation in graduate studies programs.
[1992/95/98]

46/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 2.B.11 be reaffirmed.
2.B.11 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge universities to require that any components of bachelor of education programs offered by affiliated colleges be limited to the first two years of study.
[1995/98]

Professional Development

50/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policies 3.A.1 through 3.A.8 be deleted.
3.A.1 School board sponsored activities for teachers that teachers are required to attend should be conducted during school hours.
[1967/69/74/79/84/91]
3.A.2 School boards should make provisions for teachers to attend educational conferences that are of benefit to the educational system.
[1969/74/79/84/91]
3.A.3 To be effective, professional development programs should
1. effect a balance among the needs of the teacher, the school and the system;
2. be ongoing and school-based;
3. be based on (a) a clear statement of purpose and objectives that is shared by all participants, (b) a flexible long-term plan that provides an opportunity for evaluation and monitoring and (c) the needs of participants as identified within the particular school setting;
4. incorporate the principles of sound research into classroom practice;
5. provide a climate of trust, peer support, open communication and collaboration;
6. involve participants in appropriate decision making at all stages of planning and implementation;
7. incorporate theory, demonstration or modeling, coaching and feedback in their presentation;
8. provide practical experience to teachers in a variety of activities;
9. recognize and use the expertise of participants; and
10. provide teachers with adequate time to participate in ongoing professional development programs.
[1991]
3.A.4 Professional development is a shared responsibility and the roles of the partners in education should be
1. for administration and school boards, to provide adequate time, resources and personnel,
2. for school-based administrators, to ensure that adequate time for professional development programs is provided,
3. for teachers, to engage in disciplined inquiry into teaching and learning.
[1991]
3.A.5 The objectives of professional development programs should be specified in the policy statements of school boards and in the goal statements of individual schools.
[1991]
3.A.6 The professional development responsibilities of the respective education partners should be
1. for teachers, to (a) maintain, individually and collectively, teaching proficiency, (b) hold membership in professional organizations,
(c) keep abreast of changes in educational approaches through professional literature and courses, (d) participate in curriculum activities, and (e) attend conferences and teachers' conventions;
2. for the Association, to (a) ensure that opportunities for professional development are available for teachers and (b) design and promote professional development programs,
3. for Association locals, to provide adequate resources to support an effective professional development program;
4. for school boards, to provide adequate support and resources to enable teachers to plan, implement and participate in effective professional development programs;
5. for the Department of Learning, to (a) provide grants for professional development programs that are based on sound principles of effective professional development and (b) provide support and resources for curriculum inservice that is based on the principles of effective professional development; and
6. for universities, to (a) offer to teachers courses that educate them about emergent education trends and new teaching strategies and (b) cooperate with teachers at the provincial, local and school levels to develop effective professional development programs, which may include collaborative research projects.
[1991]
3.A.7 School boards should provide professional development opportunities for teachers to observe, interact with and learn from each other.
[1993]
3.A.8 The Department of Learning should adequately fund inservice at all grade levels through a grant system that requires teacher participation in planning, implementing and evaluating inservice education activities.
[1985/88/91/94]

51/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Professional development is the wide range of activities teachers do individually or collectively to improve their professional practice and to enhance student learning."

52/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"School boards must provide adequate funding for individual professional development, school-based professional development and system-wide initiatives."

53/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council    
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Adequate time for meaningful professional development should be built into the day-to-day work of teachers."
54/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Professional development is integral to the success of any education change and must be reflected in the school improvement plan."
55/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"To be effective, professional development programs should
1. effect a balance among the needs of the teacher, the school and the jurisdiction;
2. be ongoing and school based;
3. be based on (a) a clear statement of purpose and objectives that is shared by all participants, (b) a flexible long-term plan that provides an opportunity for evaluation and monitoring, and (c) the needs of participants as identified within the particular school setting;
4. incorporate the principles of sound research into classroom practice;
5. provide a climate of trust, peer support, open communication and collaboration;
6. involve participants in appropriate decision making at all stages of planning and implementation;
7. incorporate theory, demonstration or modeling, coaching and feedback in their presentation;
8. provide practical experience to teachers in a variety of activities;
9. recognize and use the expertise of participants;
10. provide teachers with adequate time to participate in ongoing professional development programs;
11. focus on student learning; and
12. include various forms of school-based learning, such as action research, peer coaching, study groups, joint planning, reflection on student learning, school and classroom visitations."
56/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Professional development is a shared responsibility of the education partners
1. for teachers, to (a) maintain, individually and collectively, teaching proficiency, (b) hold membership in professional organizations, (c) be current with changes in educational approaches through professional literature and courses, (d) participate in curriculum activities, (e) attend conferences and teachers' conventions, and (f) engage in reflective practice and disciplined inquiry;
2. for school staffs, to (a) develop and implement a long-term program of school improvement, and (b) to provide an environment supportive of change;
3. for the Association, to (a) ensure that opportunities for professional development are available for teachers, (b) design and promote professional development programs, and (c) advocate support for effective professional development programs;
4. for Association locals, to (a) establish a professional development committee,
(b) provide adequate resources to support an effective professional development program, and (c) advocate support for effective and equitable professional development for its teachers;
5. for school boards, to (a) provide equitable and adequate support and resources for all schools within their jurisdictions to enable teachers to plan, implement and participate in effective professional development programs, and (b) specify objectives of professional development programs in policy statements of the board;
6. for the Department of Learning, to
(a) provide funds for professional development programs that are based on sound principles
of effective professional development, and
(b) provide support and resources for curriculum inservice that is based on the principles of effective professional development; and
7. for universities, to (a) offer courses about emergent education issues, trends and new teaching strategies to teachers, and
(b) cooperate with teachers at the provincial, local and school levels to develop effective professional development programs, which may include collaborative research projects."

57/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 3.B.1 be reaffirmed.
3.B.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge school boards to provide suitable inservice programs and individual support to teachers who have been transferred from one teaching level and/or subject area to another.
[1989/92/95/98]

Working Conditions for Professional Service

58/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.11 be deleted.
5.A.11 Prior to collective bargaining in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Relations Code, local level bargaining between each employing board and the bargaining unit negotiating subcommittee should take place.
[1970/75/80/85/91]

59/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.19(31) be amended to read—
"long-service allowances for teachers whose service has taken them beyond maximum grid experience."
5.A.19 School boards and others must recognize that high quality education, attractive schools and favorable working conditions are important in the recruitment and retention of teachers. Negotiations should include all matters which affect the quality of the educational system and the teacher's ability to provide a high level of professional service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, collective agreements negotiated by the Association should make provision for . . .
31. long-service allowances for teachers whose service has taken them ten years or more beyond maximum grid experience and who are rendering 50 percent or more time performing regular classroom instructional duties, . . .
[1970/. . ./2000]

60/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policies 5.A.19(50) and 5.A.19(51) be amended to read—
"50. identification of 400 enrolment credit units in a distance education program, including online education, as equivalent to 1.0 FTE for salary purposes,
51. no reduction in certificated teachers as a result of the implementation of distance education, home schooling or online education programs,"
5.A.19 School boards and others must recognize that high quality education, attractive schools and favorable working conditions are important in the recruitment and retention of teachers. Negotiations should include all matters which affect the quality of the educational system and the teacher's ability to provide a high level of professional service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, collective agreements negotiated by the Association should make provision for . . .
50. identification of 400 enrolment credit units in a distance education program as equivalent to 1.0 FTE for salary purposes,
51. no reduction in certificated teachers as a result of the implementation of distance education, home schooling or virtual school programs, . . .
[1970/. . ./2000]

61/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.19 be amended by adding—
"a pupil teacher ratio for distance and online education that is equal to the average PTR in the jurisdiction."
5.A.19 School boards and others must recognize that high quality education, attractive schools and favorable working conditions are important in the recruitment and retention of teachers. Negotiations should include all matters which affect the quality of the educational system and the teacher's ability to provide a high level of professional service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, collective agreements negotiated by the Association should make provision for . . .
[1970/. . ./2000]

62/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Rocky View
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.19 be amended by adding—
"participation in extracurricular activities only on a voluntary basis."
5.A.19 School boards and others must recognize that high quality education, attractive schools and favorable working conditions are important in the recruitment and retention of teachers. Negotiations should include all matters which affect the quality of the educational system and the teacher's ability to provide a high level of professional service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, collective agreements negotiated by the Association should make provision for . . .
[1970/. . ./2000]

64/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.20 be amended to read—
"A major goal for collective bargaining in Alberta is the elimination of large disparities among bargaining units in grid, benefits and working conditions, without prejudice to gains already established."
5.A.20 A major goal for collective bargaining in Alberta is the elimination of large rural-urban disparities in grid, benefits and working conditions, without prejudice to gains already established.
[1975/80/85/91/99]

66/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.25 be amended to read—
"Teachers must be provided with an appropriate amount of time incorporated into the school/teaching day to perform nonteaching professional activities."
5.A.25 Teachers must be provided with time to perform non-teaching professional activities.
[1970/91]

68/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.40 be amended to read—
"In Career and Technology Studies strands requiring the delivery of courses by a qualified journeyman, teachers possessing the appropriate journeyman's certificate should have an initial placement on a step of the salary grid in the column for years of teacher education as evaluated under the principles of the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board and such step should be determined by an arrangement provided in the collective agreement."
5.A.40 Vocational education teachers should have an initial placement on a step of the salary grid in the column for years of teacher education as evaluated under the principles of the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board and such step should be determined by an arrangement provided in the collective agreement.
[1970/75/80/85/91]

69/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.44 be amended to read—
"Natural attrition and voluntary movement of teachers should be the methods used to compensate for staff reduction necessitated by declining enrolment and movement necessitated by annexation of one district by another or amalgamation of districts."
5.A.44 Natural attrition and volunteer movement of teachers should be the methods used to compensate for staff reduction necessitated by declining enrolment and movement necessitated by annexation of one district by another or amalgamation of districts.
[1982/91]

71/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.57 be deleted.
5.A.57 If alternative instruction for students infected with the AIDS virus becomes medically necessary it should be provided by teachers who, fully understanding the situation of a student with AIDS, agree to provide such service.
[1988/91]

72/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.58 be deleted.
5.A.58 Teachers infected with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome virus have the right to continue their employment.
[1988/91]

73/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.59 be deleted.
5.A.59 Teachers infected with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome virus who become too ill to work shall have full access to sick leave, long-term disability and medical benefits without prejudice.
[1988/91]

74/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.60 be deleted.
5.A.60 An individual who has Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Complex (ARC) or who has had a positive test for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has the same rights as other teachers in matters of transfer or dismissal.
[1988/91]

75/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.70 be transferred to policy achieved.
5.A.70 The Government of Alberta should enact legislation that renders illegal school board policies that bar spouses, important others and covivants from rendering service at the same workplace.
[1986/89/92]

76/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 5.A.77 be deleted.
5.A.77 Steps must be taken to ensure confidentiality of all personal records, stored in any medium, in any jurisdiction.
[1982/86]

78/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Calgary Public
BE IT RESOLVED, that the following be adopted as long-range policy—
"Government should not intervene prematurely to resolve collective bargaining disputes between teachers and school boards."
79/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.6 be reaffirmed.
5.B.6 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Alberta School Boards Association to ensure that all school board employees required to travel for any business of the school board be fully insured and that the insurance premiums are paid in full by the employing board.
[1998]

80/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.10 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association advocate a 400-credit load maximum at any one time for each teacher/tutor/marker involved in high school distance education, including online and blended education programs."
5.B.10 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association advocate a 400-credit load maximum at any one time for each teacher/tutor/marker involved in distance education programs.
[1989/92/95/98]

81/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.11 be reaffirmed.
5.B.11 BE IT RESOLVED, that any job action or withdrawal of voluntary service undertaken by an Association bargaining unit be supported by all members of The Alberta Teachers' Association by refusing to supervise or participate in activities with students who remain registered in the jurisdiction in dispute.
[1998]

82/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.15 be amended to read—
"The provision of continuing medical services, including the supervision of self-application of medicines to students, is a noneducational function and members should protest such assignment and register their protest with the Association."
and transferred to long-range policy.
5.B.15 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association recognize that the provision of continuing medical services, including the supervision of self-application of medicines to students, is a noneducational function and urge members to protest such assignment and to register the protest with the Association.
[1988/91/92/95/98]

83/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.16 be reaffirmed.
5.B.16 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association oppose attempts by school boards to implement term designations.
[1992/95/98]

84/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.25 be reaffirmed.
5.B.25 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association take action to ensure that all teachers, principals and other certificated personnel employed in publicly funded schools be members of the bargaining unit.
[1995/98]

85/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.26 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to ensure that distance education, including online education, not replace on-site teachers."
5.B.26 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to ensure that distance education programs not replace on-site teachers.
[1989/92/95/98]

86/2001 (Current Directive)
Calgary Public
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to fund the implementation of a five-step teacher salary grid.

87/2001 (Current Directive)
Wolf Creek
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 5.B.19 be amended by adding—
"5. the repayment of student loans."
5.B.19 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Canadian Teachers' Federation to continue lobbying the Government of Canada to amend the Income Tax Act to enable teachers to deduct as reasonable expenses
1. cost of classroom materials purchased by the teacher;
2. costs of attending teachers' conventions;
3. costs of professional development activities; and
4. costs of purchasing computers, software and other technology for educational purposes.
[1996/99]

Pensions

90/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 6.B.3 be amended to read—
"Teachers granted paid professional improvement leaves pursuant to collective agreements between the Association and school boards should be permitted to contribute to the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund at the same rate as they would have paid if actively employed during such leave."
and transferred to long-range policy.
6.B.3 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association take action as required to ensure that teachers granted (a) paid professional improvement leaves, and (b) maternity leaves (up to two years duration per pregnancy), pursuant to collective agreements between the Association and school boards, are permitted to contribute to the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund at the same rate as they would have paid if actively employed during such leave.
[1993/96/98]

92/2001 (Current Directive)
Edmonton Public
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to allocate funds in order to eliminate the entire unfunded liability of the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund.
6.B.6 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to allocate reinvestment funds to reduce the unfunded liability of the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund.
[1997/2000]

97/2001 (Current Directive)
Evergreen
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association actively lobby the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund to reduce the number of substitute teaching days required to purchase a year of service to 186 days to better reflect the average number of instructional days in the school year.

Education Finance

99/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Edmonton Catholic
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 7.A.12 be amended by adding
"4. increases to student population".
7.A.12 The provincial education finance plan should make provision for an annual adjustment to reflect
1.an escalation factor that bears a reasonable relationship to inflation;
2.expansion factors in the economy; and
3.the need for improvement of the educational system.
[1975/80/85/89/91/96]

100/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.15 be amended to read—
"The Government of Alberta should ensure that school boards have sufficient funding to eliminate the need for student fees and fundraising"
and transferred to long-range policy.
7.B.15 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to establish guidelines and controls on student fees and fundraising for extracurricular activities at the school and school district levels.
[1995/98]

103/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.16 be reaffirmed.
7.B.16 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to require school boards to make available to the public financial statements detailing the revenue and expenditures of funds collected through fees, fundraising, gifts and donations for each school operated or supervised by the board, including charter schools.
[1995/98]

104/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.18 be deleted.
7.B.18 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to revise the funding formula for secondary schools to recognize that compensation must be provided for all service to students, including those who drop a course prior to completion and/or fail to achieve specific mark levels established by the Department of Learning.
[1995/98]

105/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.22 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to provide sufficient funding to school boards to allow for major reductions in class size."
7.B.22 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association pursue initiatives to encourage the Government of Alberta to provide sufficient funding to permit reductions in class size.
[1998]

107/2001 (Current Directive)
Calgary Public
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.23 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to amend the funding framework for high schools by eliminating credit enrolment unit funding and reinstating funding based on student enrolment."
7.B.23 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association request that the Department of Learning amend the funding framework for high schools by eliminating credit enrolment unit funding and reinstating funding based on student enrolment.
[1998]

108/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.24 be reaffirmed.
7.B.24 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to expand the provincial funding formula for school boards to reflect the experience and educational level of certificated staff of specific school boards.
[1998]

109/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 7.B.25 be reaffirmed.
7.B.25 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to fund three-credit enrolment units for three-credit courses.
[1998]

110/2001 (Current Directive)
Wolf Creek
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to forbid the use of private-sector funds to be utilized for school construction and modernization projects.

General

111/2001 (Current Directive)
Parkland
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.1 be reaffirmed.
8.B.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to amend the School Act so that all those employed in administrative, supervisory and consultative positions related to the teaching function require an Alberta teaching certificate.
[1989/92/95/98]

112/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.4 be reaffirmed.
8.B.4 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to require school boards to develop policy and procedures for dealing with discrimination because of sexual orientation.
[1998]

114/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.5 be reaffirmed.
8.B.5 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to amend the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act in order to include sexual orientation as an area of protection.
[1995/98]

115/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.8 be reaffirmed.
8.B.8 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to standardize the normal grade 1 entrance age throughout Alberta so that the minimum grade 1 entrance age is six years of age as of December 31 in a year or at a younger age if a professional assessment demonstrates that a student is ready for grade 1.
[1998]

116/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.11 be reaffirmed.
8.B.11 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to abolish all registered private schools that are not classified as accredited in the Province of Alberta.
[1989/92/95/98]

117/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.14 be reaffirmed.
8.B.14 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to require school boards to develop policy and procedures for dealing with discrimination because of socioeconomic background.
[1998]

118/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.15 be reaffirmed.
8.B.15 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge school boards to be sensitive in all elements of school reporting to the socioeconomic makeup of the communities they serve.
[1998]

119/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.17 be reaffirmed.
8.B.17 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to facilitate and fund the coordination of services to students through the departments of health and wellness, human resources and employment, justice and learning.
[1998]

120/2001 (Current Directive)
Parkland
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.18 be reaffirmed.
8.B.18 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to amend the School Act so that all those employed as counselors in schools require an Alberta teaching certificate.
[1998]

121/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.21 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to affirm that the mission of public education is
1. to develop the potential and gifts of each child,
2. to develop a foundation of learning that enables individuals to function effectively in further learning, work and life, and
3. to foster the development of active and contributing citizens of a democratic society."
8.B.21 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning to affirm that the goal of public education is, first and foremost, to educate and develop an informed, literate citizenry as opposed to solely training people for the job market.
[1998]

123/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.22 be reaffirmed.
8.B.22 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to ensure that education, health and other social portfolios are funded at levels that guarantee high quality of service without the need for revenue from gambling.
[1998]

124/2001 (Current Directive)
Calgary Public
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.24 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge, in the event that the Minister of Learning chooses to overturn a board's decision to expel a student, that the school board be permitted to provide an alternative form of education."
8.B.24 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association advocate that, in the event that the Minister of Learning chooses to overturn a school board's decision to expel a
student, the board should be permitted to provide an alternative form of education.
[1992/95/98]

125/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.25 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to immediately apply all accountability measures required of public schools to private schools that receive public funds."
8.B.25 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to immediately apply all accountability measures required of public schools to private schools.
[1998]

126/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.26 be reaffirmed.
8.B.26 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association oppose right-to-work legislation.
[1998]

128/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.29 be reaffirmed.
8.B.29 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to allocate funds for the development and implementation of early intervention programs through integrated services.
[1998]

129/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.37 be reaffirmed.
8.B.37 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to legislate improvements to the social and economic security of part-time, temporary and low-wage workers.
[1998]

130/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.38 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to raise the provincial minimum wage and to index it to the Alberta average weekly earnings as reported by Statistics Canada for the preceding calendar year."
8.B.38 BE IT RESOLVED, that The
Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to raise the provincial minimum wage.
[1998]

132/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.39 be reaffirmed.
8.B.39 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association endorse the concept of a legislated minimum wage.
[1998]

133/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.40 be reaffirmed.
8.B.40 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to establish air quality standards for schools and to provide funding to enable schools to meet those standards.
[1992/95/98]

134/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.45 be reaffirmed.
8.B.45 BE IT RESOLVED, that The
Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to restore maternity leave for mothers on welfare to two years from the current six months.
[1998]

135/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.47 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to increase the level of welfare incomes of families with children and independent students to above the poverty line."
8.B.47 BE IT RESOLVED, that The
Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to increase to above the poverty line the level of welfare incomes of families with children.
[1998]

137/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.49 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to use all means possible to assert to the Government of Canada that Alberta will not cede any of its rights over educational matters in the process of or as a result of negotiations under the General Agreement on Trade in Services or other trade-related agreements."
8.B.49 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to use all means possible to assert to the Government of Canada that Alberta will not
cede any of its rights over educational matters in the process of or as a result of negotiation of a Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
[1998]

138/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.50 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge Alberta Members of Parliament to question vigorously the Government of Canada and the Minister of Trade about the implications of negotiations under the General Agreement of Trade in Service or other trade-related agreements for Alberta's jurisdiction over education."
8.B.50 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge Alberta Members of Parliament to vigorously question the Government of Canada and the Minister of Trade about the implications of negotiations on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment for Alberta's jurisdiction over education.
[1998]

139/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.51 be amended to read—
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association support the actions of the Canadian Teachers' Federation to educate teachers and the public about the threats to Canada's social programs posed by the General Agreement on Trade in Services and other trade-related agreements."
8.B.51 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association support the actions of the Canadian Teachers' Federation to educate teachers and the public about the threats to Canada's social programs posed by the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
[1998]

140/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Department of Learning, in promoting its international education agenda, to
1. keep in mind the best interests of Alberta's public education system,
2. recognize that education is not a commodity for sale but an opportunity to provide assistance to developing nations, and
3. ensure that public education in Alberta is not undermined by being subject to agreements by the World Trade Organization and General Agreement on Trade in Services.

141/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 8.B.52 be reaffirmed.
8.B.52 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to develop a comprehensive Provincial Children's Agenda that would
1. reduce child poverty substantially;
2. establish levels of services and benefits for families with children;
3. provide universally accessible and affordable prenatal support programs, child care and early childhood education;
4. provide tax recognition to all families with children;
5. implement a parental leave program; and
6. provide incentives to encourage employers to implement family-friendly policies such as onsite child care, family leave and flexible work arrangements without penalty.
[1998]

142/2001 (Current Directive)
Calgary Public
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta, the Alberta School Boards Association and individual school boards to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Children at Risk.

146/2001 (Administrative Directive)
Rocky View
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association encourage all locals to incorporate policy to cover the cost of child care expenses while fulfilling Association duties.

Administration of Schools

147/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 9.A.8 be amended to read—
"Schools should be organized to provide structures that ensure teacher involvement in decision making related to program development, mode of instruction, allocation of educational resources, staffing policy, use of technology and policies related to student, staff and program evaluation."
9.A.8 Schools should be organized to provide structures that ensure teacher involvement in decision making related to program development, allocation of educational resources, staffing policy, use of technology and policies related to student, staff and program evaluation.
[1985/88/96]

148/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 9.B.1 be reaffirmed.
9.B.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association vigorously publicize the position that managerial models of school administration that interfere with collegial relationships are harmful to the interests of students and teachers.
[1992/95/98]

Nature of Teaching Profession

155/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that long-range policy 10.A.25 be amended to read—
"The certificated teacher is the essential element in the delivery of instruction to students regardless of the mode of instruction."
10.A.25 The certificated teacher is the
essential element in the delivery of instruction to students.
[1994]

156/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 10.B.3 be reaffirmed.
10.B.3 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association request that the Government of Alberta require all teachers employed in schools receiving public funds to be members of the Association and subject to the Code of Professional Conduct.
[1995/98]

Early Childhood Education

157/2001 (Current Directive)
Provincial Executive Council
BE IT RESOLVED, that current directive 13.B.2 be reaffirmed.
13.B.2 BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to mandate that all school boards provide a kindergarten program that is available to all children who are five years of age by December 31.
[1995/98]

158/2001 (Current Directive)
Wolf Creek
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government of Alberta to require all publicly funded school jurisdictions to provide an Early Childhood Education program."
and
"BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association urge the Government
of Alberta to increase funding for
Early Childhood Education so as to
provide a full day funded program of
950 hours for children who would most benefit."

Political Involvement

159/2001 (Administrative Directive)
Parkland
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association provide to locals, upon request, the voting record on educational issues of their respective Members of the Legislative Assembly, when available in Hansard.

Professional Growth, Supervision and Evaluation

160/2001 (Long-Range Policy)
Edmonton Catholic
BE IT RESOLVED, that The Alberta Teachers' Association take action to ensure that teachers are not pressured to accept a school's or school system's goals or format for
individual teacher professional growth plans.

161/2001 (Long-Range Poli