Ontario teachers may have to go back to school

New task force and provincial guidelines make teacher training and certification more rigorous
By Joyce Grant and David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The Ontario government has taken another step towards overhauling the teaching profession in the province, creating a task force to make recommendations about how to move forward with education reform.

The Ontario government had previously released a plan to ensure the province’s teachers get a passing grade every year. The plan includes:

•requiring teachers who took their training in a language other than English or French, to pass an English or French proficiency test;