ATA Magazine 98:1 Fall 2017

September 29, 2017
Our Finest Moment Ever

Our Finest Moment Ever

The year was 1997 and Alberta teachers were feeling the effects of significant funding reductions.

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John W. Barnett

I sometimes wonder what the Alberta Teachers’ Association would have become without
John W. Barnett.

From Teacher Training to Teacher Education

As we continue our voyage toward true professional status, it is important to be mindful of the progress that’s actually been achieved.

Unfunded Pension Liability Put To Rest

In the fall of 2006 Alberta’s economy was in overdrive, on its way to generating annual growth of 6.8 per cent.

Alliance Grows From Desire to Organize

At the 1917 annual meeting of the Alberta Education Association, teachers came together ready for change.

Maintaining Our Unity

Since its inception as the Alberta Teachers’ Alliance, the Alberta Teachers’ Association has served as the professional association of Alberta teachers.

Editor’s Notebook

Dedicated individuals make ATA history.

The Secretary Reports

There’s just no question at all that we continue to build the profession on the shoulders of those men and women who came before us.

From The President

As one thinks about our association being 100 years old it seems that there should be many milestones that are worthy of comment.

Teacher Wares

Check out the latest publications from the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Research Roundup

Milestones and their multiple variations throughout history represent an artifice of human agency, a society’s aspirations and anxieties.

From The Bookshelves

Welcome back to a great new year full of exciting new materials in your ATA library!


List of upcoming events.

Turning Pro

It is fairly said that the pursuit of professional status for teachers was a core value of the Alberta Teachers’ Alliance from its inception in 1918.