Project: Setting the Future Course of English Language Education in Quebec
- Term: Beginning as soon as possible until March 31, 2020
- Tentative start date: No later than December 16th, 2019
- Status: Full time temporary position
- Education: Post-graduate degree (research track) in public policy
- Experience: The successful candidate will have extensive policy research experience in the area of education policy. This experience will include education policy research related to linguistic minority communities. The successful candidate will also have an expert-level knowledge of Quebec’s public education system, and the province’s English public system. Experience in administration programs considered an asset.
- Languages: Fluent English (spoken, written, comprehension), French (spoken, comprehension)
- Salary: 27.5-38.5$ an hour
OverviewClosing date: November 27th, 2019
“Setting the Future Course of English Language Education in Quebec,” plans to engage experts and educational partners in the development of a strategic plan to help guide the English-speaking Community of Quebec in navigating the public education system in Quebec. The project will conduct an environmental scan in conjunction with other forms of research to create an evidence-based policy paper articulating our linguistic minority-community’s coordinated approach to the public education system in Quebec, including recommendations related to school board reform. Policy briefs will also be developed on a variety of topics related to linguistic minority-communities and public education. Through the proposed project, it is expected that the English-speaking community (ESC) of Quebec will be equipped to respond to potential policy changes and present community-coordinated recommendations rooted in evidence-based research.
- The researcher will report to the Director, Government Relations, Policy and Research.
In close collaboration with other staff on project, the Researcher will contribute to the fulfillment of the “Setting the Future Course of English Language Education in Quebec” mandate.
- Develop a research plan including a strategy and timeline
- Conduct an environmental scan of the current state of the English-language public education system in Quebec, including issues and concerns around minority education governance and school board reform, and the role that school boards play in the vitality of the ESC.
- Develop and conduct research activities such as surveys and interviews with partners to collect and collate opinions on key issues, their needs related to capacity development, and their vision of how to improve the school boards system.
- Draft policy briefs on the importance of public education for minority-communities and offer evidence-based recommendations related to school board maintenance and reform.
- Contribute to the publication of a policy paper on the position of the ESC regarding minority language public education in Quebec. The paper will draw on the findings from the research and environmental scan, as well as ongoing consultations in the community.
- Work with the Director Communications to disseminate study findings and policy recommendations related to minority-language education in Quebec. This will include developing fact sheets and infographics based on research about the role of school boards and minority-language student achievement, sense of belonging and attachment.
- Support Communication Director in delivering relevant community facing tools and materials (eg infographics, booklet, toolkit etc).
- If time and funding allow, the researcher may also develop some research findings into articles and presentations delivered throughout English-speaking Quebec.