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Overview

We gathered feedback from Albertans to help reform the teaching profession’s discipline process and create one consistent system that better serves the K to 12 education system.

Currently, there are 2 codes of professional conduct for teachers and teacher leaders, one for those who are members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and one for those who are not. A unified code of professional conduct will consider including the best and most effective features of both codes while also incorporating any improvements identified during public and stakeholder engagements.

Your input helped inform the development of a new code of professional conduct for the teaching profession that will reflect important perspectives on student safety and the public interest.

Timeline

  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Education

Input received

Online survey

We thank the thousands of Albertans who participated in an online survey from September 20 to October 7, 2022. Results were analyzed by an objective third party.

Stakeholder discussions

Education partners and victim advocacy groups were contacted directly and invited to provide feedback and insight on the new teacher code of conduct. This includes the:

  • Alberta Teachers’ Association
  • College of Alberta School Superintendents
  • Alberta School Boards Association
  • Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta
  • Association of Alberta Deans of Education
  • Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
  • Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
  • Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
  • Respect Group Inc.

How we got here

Feedback from education stakeholder organizations was taken into consideration for the Education (Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline) Amendment Act, which amended the Education Act to allow for a code of professional conduct that will apply to all certificated teachers and teacher leaders.

Outcomes

Your feedback helped inform a unified code of professional conduct for teachers that will be in effect on January 1, 2023.

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