Diverse Student Needs
Every student is unique. One of the greatest strengths of education in B.C. is the widespread commitment to making sure all students’ individual needs are met so that they can pursue their interests and reach their fullest potential.
Embracing diversity is about recognizing and valuing differences. Our province, communities and schools offer a welcoming and inclusive environment that embraces diversity.
Find out how B.C. school districts work to make sure diversity is protected and valued:
- Diversity in B.C. Schools: A Framework (PDF)
- La diversité dans les écoles de la Colombie-Britannique : Document-cadre (PDF)
Educators can also find district practices and teaching resources in the Diversity Newsletter.
Personalized learning is a 21st century approach to education that focuses on each student as an individual learner with his or her own learning style and unique gifts. It recognizes and values a student’s personal interests and goals.
In British Columbia, many teachers already use personalized learning strategies and our province is moving toward providing it for every student. See how B.C. is shifting to learning that is student-initiated and self-directed:
Students with special needs – intellectual, cognitive, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioral – and students with exceptional gifts or talents may need extra support to ensure their learning environment is dynamic, relevant and challenging.
Students in Care
Help nurture a sense of belonging for students placed in care arrangements. Learn how to work with child welfare workers, educators and caregivers to provide continuity and stability.
English Language Learners
Find out about the services available to students whose primary language at home is not English.
See what services are available to assist students who have refugee experience with achieving success at school.