Les élèves de la NouvelleÉcosse obtiennent de bons résultats en lecture et

first_imgLes élèves du niveau élémentaire et secondaire de premier cycle connaissent du succès en matière de lecture et de rédaction selon les résultats des évaluations du rendement en littératie, publiés aujourd’hui 27 février. Les résultats étaient particulièrement positifs en rédaction, puisque chaque conseil scolaire a obtenu des résultats améliorés pour chacune des cinq évaluations qui ont été effectuées auprès des élèves de la 3e, 6e et 9e année. « Les enseignants et les conseils scolaires ont vraiment concentré leurs efforts sur la rédaction, et nous voyons maintenant que les élèves en bénéficient grâce au niveau élevé d’attention et aux investissements effectués dans notre stratégie de réussite en littératie, » a dit la ministre de l’Éducation, Judy Streatch. Depuis 2005-2006, le ministère a versé plus de 14 millions de dollars aux conseils afin d’appuyer les programmes de lecture et de rédaction à l’intention des élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année. Les écoles offrent une heure d’enseignement linguistique par jour aux élèves de la 7e et de la 8e année. Les élèves du niveau élémentaire reçoivent au moins 90 minutes d’enseignement linguistique par jour, y compris au moins une heure consacrée à la lecture. Les initiatives « Jeunes lecteurs », « Jeunes lecteurs actifs » et « Écrivains à l’œuvre » ont également été avantageuses pour plus de 110 000 élèves en aidant leurs enseignants à élaborer des directives et des interventions plus efficaces afin de répondre aux besoins des élèves en matière d’apprentissage. Les résultats provinciaux, et les résultats inclus dans les rapports individuels détaillés envoyés aux écoles, aideront les enseignants et les conseils à améliorer l’enseignement en classe et à mettre en œuvre des stratégies qui aideront tous les élèves et qui appuieront ceux qui ont besoin d’interventions supplémentaires. « Ces évaluations nous donnent un aperçu du rendement des élèves à l’échelle de la province, » a dit Mme Streatch. « Plus nous avons de renseignements sur le rendement des élèves, mieux nous pouvons appuyer l’apprentissage des élèves. » Les rapports sur les résultats individuels des élèves ont été envoyés aux parents. Des renseignements supplémentaires sur les évaluations qui ont eu lieu en français et en anglais sont disponibles sur le site Web du ministère de l’Éducation à l’adresse http://plans.ednet.ns.ca/ . Les résultats détaillés pour chaque école seront publiés dans le Rapport de la ministre aux parents et tuteurs 2008, au printemps.last_img read more

Supporting Forestry Innovation

first_imgNova Scotia’s forest industry got a boost today, July 7, with the announcement of a project that is exploring innovative uses of forest products and new market opportunities. The Department of Natural Resources, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Innovacorp, and Emera announced a new innovation hub that is identifying new products and production processes to help make Nova Scotia’s forestry and resource sectors a stronger competitor in the marketplace. “In order to remain competitive in the forestry sector, we need to continue to examine ways to be innovative,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. “We are looking at new uses for forestry resources while helping spur economic activity here in Nova Scotia.” The hub is being supported with $1.67 million in funding, with $1 million coming from Emera, $250,000 from the Government of Canada through ACOA, $350,000 from the province, and $67,000 from Innovacorp. Being studied are things including new market opportunities and alternatives for petroleum products with bio-based fuels in marine diesel and heating oil applications. Another initiative is looking at how forestry contractors can integrate technology, innovation and best practice to help improve their performance. “We’re committed to making Canada a global innovation leader,” said Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA. “To do so, we must experiment, explore and adapt. Investing in research and development is the first step on the path to long-term economic growth.” “Emera recognizes that the forestry and resource sectors are vital parts of Nova Scotia’s economy,” said Chris Huskilson, president and CEO of Emera Inc. “We are pleased to support this collaborative initiative meant to foster industry participation and generate economic opportunities.” The work is being led by Bioapplied, a Nova Scotia-based company that specializes in renewable resource innovation, and FPInnovations, one of the world’s largest private, non-profit forest research centres.last_img read more

David Attenborough BBC must stop blaming low ratings for not covering the

“But the way that television is used now is transforming. The mere fact you’ve got these various devices for catch-up television is comforting in a way, because you can dial up a programme that you heard someone talking about.“I read the reviews in the press and think, ‘Why haven’t I watched that?’ And so you catch up. Sir David Attenborough with the Queen during an evening at Buckingham Palace Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and former controller of BBC Two, has criticised the BBC for failing to broadcast enough arts and culture programmes, saying it must cater for all tastes even if they are not watched by millions.Sir David, who helped introduce colour television to Britain and commissioned some of the BBC’s best-loved shows, said there are a “lot of gaps” in the corporation’s coverage now, thanks in part to too much focus on viewing figures.“The cultural, the arts programmes,” he said, when asked what the public service broadcaster, paid for by the licence fee, was lacking.“I don’t think the BBC does enough. It’s not enough simply to say, ‘Well, it doesn’t get a big enough audience.’“If you’re a public service broadcaster, what you should be saying is, ‘We will show the broad spectrum of human interest.’“People of all kinds should be catered for. You can measure success not necessarily by the maximum size of the audience, but by the maximum width of the spectrum, and see whether there aren’t any gaps in it and how you’re filling them. Kenneth Clark’s CivilisationCredit:BBC Kenneth Clark's Civilisation Sir David Attenborough with the Queen during an evening at Buckingham PalaceCredit:PA Sir David Attenborough filming for Blue Planet IICredit:Gavin Thurston “In a way, I’m surprised that television hasn’t changed more. There’s quite a lot that people hang on to.”Sir David said that new technology had made documentary making more accessible and encouraged young producers to take up the mantle.”Now the technology is so versatile, so small, anybody can make a natural history programme,” he added.”It’s just a matter of time. When people say, ‘How do I become a natural history film-maker?’ – the answer is, ‘Do it! It couldn’t be easier.”‘A BBC spokesman said: “David rightly recognises the importance of arts and cultural programming in public service broadcasting and no other comes close to the BBC’s commitment – from Civilisations and Performance Live, to regular arts discussion programmes and the forthcoming year-long Our Classical Century – that said, we would love to do even more, which is why the BBC has said that we need to look at ways of increasing our income.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Speaking to the magazine, which has featured him on the cover more times than anyone except the Queen, the 92-year-old broadcaster said shared early discussions about television including a long debate over what to call the role now universally known as the “presenter”.“In 1952, you made an appointment with television and shaped your evening around that,” he said. “You’d paid your licence money, and so you felt that you’d better watch it all – you had, as it were, bought it. In an interview with the Radio Times, celebrating its 95th year, he added: “But if the BBC was to disappear from our homes one morning, surely we’d miss it desperately? You’ve only got to go to America to know that.”Sir David began his career at the BBC in the early 1950s, with early shows including Zoo Quest in 1954, and became controller of channel Two in 1965.There, he introduced colour television and commissioned programmes including The Old Grey Whistle Test, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Civilisation, the 13-part arts series by Kenneth Clark.Now best-known for his natural history broadcasting, his latest BBC series, Blue Planet II, was the most-watched TV programme of 2017 and reached 37.6 million viewers in the UK, according to the BBC. Sir David Attenborough filming for Blue Planet II The full interview is in Radio Times magazine. “There are lots of gaps in the BBC’s coverage now, in my view, and that’s because they are harried and badgered by all sorts of people.” read more