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Collaboration, Professionalism and Accountability

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Summary

Alberta, in Canada, has the highest performing schools in the English speaking world. This video explores the roots of the region's success; accountability, curriculum and teacher professionalism.

The remarkable standards of professionalism expected for Alberta's teachers and students is revealed, alongside the strict systems of accountability and the openness with which the local school board reveals results to the media is shown as key to their success.

Alberta teachers also demonstrate the rigorous preparation and planning that goes into their curriculum.

Angus Macbeath, a recent public schools administrator, has some stark advice for the UK. He believes that honesty around failings within schools and the education system is the only way you can bring about change.

Published : Nov 2010

15 mins

Series

Lessons From Alberta

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