Chapter Six: Teachers, Administrators, and the School System

6.9 Conclusion

Canadian schools tend to embody very similar policies and procedures for organizing the work of teachers, from hiring through workload determination and supervision. There is nothing inevitable about these arrangements, and arguments have been made for significant changes to them. As long as current processes are largely taken for granted, however, the necessary debate and discussion about better alternatives will not occur. Teachers need to be aware of the reasons for current practice, and to think about ways in which the organization of their work might be improved.