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福特政府正在向安省居民征求对于教育的意见, 请大家踊跃登记参加

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安省省议员Billy Pang的一封致家长信

  • 亲爱的家长们,
  • 在fortheparents.ca 网站上有个咨询机会等着你们塑造我们安省未来的教育大纲。咨询将以三种方式进行:在线提交,市政厅电话议会(约克地区登记截止日期11月12日下午4点)和在线调查。请参加这些咨询!咨询开放至12月15日午夜。所有细节都在这里:https://www.ontario.ca/page/for-the-parents 参与,发表你的意见,塑造你孩子的教育!
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  • 请立即参与并填写咨询!
  • 你的省議員
  • Billy Pang 

安省教育厅广泛接受社会咨询,恳请家长们参加教育咨询电话会议

作者:海外留学联盟

  • 福特政府正在向安省居民征求对于教育改革的意见, 请大家踊跃登记参加。我们的声音如果不能广泛被听到并重视,省府先前承诺的推翻2015版本性教育大纲的计划就面临民意的质疑。我们必须发出声音!!!
  • 教育咨询的话题:
  • 1)Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) 提高科技,工程,数理化教育
  •  2)Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding。为孩子以后的工作需求做准备比如编程,交易等。
  • 3)Improving provincial standardized testing 提高标准化考试
  • 4)Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy 提高生活技能如金融财务管理
  • 5)Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones 学校里的电子设备使用管理
  • 6)Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis 与年龄相符的健康生理教育如性教育,大麻合法化
  • 7)Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights
    父母权益法
    https://www.ontario.ca/form/register-telephone-town-halls-about-education-ontario
  • 分享几点:
    1. 鼓励尽量多的人参与town hall meeting,越多越好,即使完全不发言, 也可对教育给出建议。因为在meeting 中有一些问题调查,可以直接用电话按键选择。而调查结果会作为大纲consultation的一部分。(一般按1是同意,2是反对,三是没想好。)
  • 2. 因为主持人建议大家只用30秒来阐述自己的观点,所以不论个人英语水平如何,都可以表达一下自己对所关心的topic的看法。当然,事先准备一个30秒左右的发言更好。另外,只是个人发言,不存在和其他人辩论。
  • 3. 如果打算发言,可以中途在电话上按下数字9,或者在主持人刚开始提到开始某项讨论时,马上按下9。因为如果有很多人抢着发言,后按的人可能会轮不上了。
  • 4. 按下数字9,过一会后台的工作人员会提前与你单独通话,问到你的名字(First name即可)和所在城市,以及你comment的大概内容。过一会提到你的名字,就可以发言了。
  • 电话打入‭1 (800) 303-1528‬,就可以直接入会,并没有看到有其他的限制。大家可以尽量参加多的会议,争取投票或者发言的机会!
  • 大家可以直接按18003031528
  • October 30: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    November 1: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    November 2: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    November 8: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    November 10: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    November 13: 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    November 14: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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    November 22: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    November 29: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • 通过以下链接登记参加电话会议。在电话会议中您将有机会发言。
  • 过程如下
  • a) 电话会议根据以上列出的话题顺序展开讨论
  • b)主持人会在话题开始之前让所有想发言的人按9
  • c)接线员会在您按9以后不久把您带到一个私人对话中问您的名字,居住城市,为什么对教育感兴趣,和您想说的大概话题
  • d)和接线员通话以后您会被放回到电话会议中等待您的发言机会
  • e)轮到您发言的时候,主持人会说现在来自[城市名称]的[您的名字]发言。你将会有30秒。
  • https://www.ontario.ca/form/register-telephone-town-halls-about-education-ontario
  • 咨询分为七个重点。
  • 1. 如何加强学生们的STEM (科学,技术,工程,数学)方面教育?
  • 2. 如何帮助学生培养职场上需要的技能(工匠技能,电脑编程,等等)?
  • 3. 如何改善省内通用考试(EQAO)?
  • 4. 如何让学生在高中毕业时候可以具备重要的生活知识和能力(个人财务管理等等)?
  • 5. 如何在教室里控制科技设备的运用(智能电话,笔记本电脑等等)?
  • 6. 如何改善以及设计新的人体健康教育(性教育)大纲?
  • 7. 如何设立家长权利法案?
  • 30秒参考讲稿 ( 关于重点6. 如何改善以及设计新的人体健康教育(性教育)大纲)
  • 参考讲稿一、性教育大纲必须保护我们的孩子
  • The sex education should teach our kids how to protect themselves. That’s why I agree some topics taught in 2015 curriculum like sexting, cyber. However, on page 196, it teaches grade 7 kids “Condoms help to protect you against STIs(Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV, and pregnancy”. This is incomplete and misleading information. In fact, World Health Organization (WHO) mentions condoms have only 85% protective effect against HIV and STIs. We don’t want our kids to make a wrong decision based on wrong information taught in school. Can you imagine if our kids believe in this information and they come home one day and tell us, “Dad, mom, I am having sex with someone who has STI. But don’t worry, we wear condom every single time.” The next versionof sex education needs to help our children to protect them from getting infection by providing correct and complete medical information. 
  • 参考讲稿二、性教育必须真实呈现爱滋病的严重后果
  • The sex education needs to be honest about potential negative health impacts. Just look at page 197 in 2015 curriculum; it states “When people get tested for HIV early and access to HIV treatment, they have the opportunity to live a near-to-normal lifespan”. The statement does not paint a realistic picture of HIV infection. The truth about HIV is:
  • 1. Many still die early even they get early treatment.
  • 2. Even if they don’t die, their life will be different in a significant way. For example, they need to take medicine with strong side effect 2-4 times a day for the rest of their life. They cannot miss a dose otherwise it will cause a viral resistance. And they are not allowed to enter other countries. 
  • As a caring parent, we certainly don’t want our kids to end up with a tragedy like that. They need to learn the truth about HIV infection so they can try to avoid it as much as they can.
  • 参考讲稿三、性教育大纲要尽量鼓励孩子不要过早有性行为
  • Many studies show the negative impacts on teens’ well-being when they engage in sexual activities too early. For example, on Statistics Canada and US National Library, many articles have mentioned the links between early sexual initiation and STIs (Sexual Transmitted Infections). In addition, the depression and suicide attempts go up 3 times for teens who are sexually active. I am very shocked to see the 2015 curriculum talks about “Having sex can be an enjoyable experience” (that is on page 196 if you go look it up). However, it doesn’t give any word of caution about having early sex, except for the possibility to get pregnant. There are many ways to help teenagers to avoid early sex and exercise self-discipline. It is good for their health, both mentally and physically. If sex education is part of Health education,we need the Health curriculum to promote our children’s overall well-being, and stay away from diseases. 
  • 参考讲稿四、性教育大纲必须有科学依据(1)
  • I think it’s important for our children to learn scientific fact. That’s why I have problems with some topics taught in 2015 sex education curriculum. For example, on page 196, it teaches Grade 7 student “Condoms help to protect you against STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV, and pregnancy”. In fact, according to World Health Organization, scientific evidences show condoms have only 85% proactive effect against HIV and STIs. We certainly don’t want our kids come home one day and tell us, “Dad, mom, I am having sex with someone who has STI. But don’t worry, we wear condom everysingle time.” Any incorrect or misleadinginformation should not be taught to our children. Only correct scientific facts can help our children to make acorrect decision. 
  • 参考讲稿五、性教育大纲必须有科学依据(2)
  • The next version of sex education curriculum needs to be very careful about certain controversies. One example is the theory of “Gender can be Fluid”, which is “a boy can become a girl any time”, and vice versa. It’s still a hot debating topic among medical professionals. We certainly need to respect people who believe in such a Gender theory, but it shouldn’t be taught to our kids as it is a proven fact that every scientist has agreed upon. Just like we teach kids to respect other people’s religion, but we don’t teach kids to believe what other regions believe. The sex education should teach our kids scientifically proven facts instead of a belief or a theory. 

安省教育咨询电话会议

  • 通过以下链接登记参加电话会议。在电话会议中您将有机会发言。过程如下
  • a) 电话会议会根据以上列出的话题顺序展开讨论
  • b)主持人会在话题开始之前让所有想发言的人按9
  • c)接线员会在您按9以后不久把您带到一个私人对话中问您的名字,居住城市,为什么对教育感兴趣,和您想说的大概话题
  • d)和接线员通话以后您会被放回到电话会议中等待您的发言机会
  • e)轮到您发言的时候,主持人会说现在来自[城市名称]的[您的名字]发言。你将会有30秒。
  • https://www.ontario.ca/form/register-telephone-town-halls-about-education-ontario
  • 咨询分为七个重点。
  • 1. 如何加强学生们的STEM (科学,技术,工程,数学)方面教育?
  • 2. 如何帮助学生培养职场上需要的技能(工匠技能,电脑编程,等等)?
  • 3. 如何改善省内通用考试(EQAO)?
  • 4. 如何让学生在高中毕业时候可以具备重要的生活知识和能力(个人财务管理等等)?
  • 5. 如何在教室里控制科技设备的运用(智能电话,笔记本电脑等等)?
  • 6. 如何改善以及设计新的人体健康教育(性教育)大纲?
  • 7. 如何设立家长权利法案?
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  • 30秒参考讲稿 ( 关于重点6. 如何改善以及设计新的人体健康教育(性教育)大纲?)
  • 讲稿一、性教育大纲必须保护我们的孩子:
  • The sex education should teach our kids how to protect themselves. That’s why I agree some topics taught in 2015 curriculum like sexting, cyber. However, on page 196, it teaches grade 7 kids “Condoms help to protect you against STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV, and pregnancy”. This is incomplete and misleading information. In fact, World Health Organization (WHO) mentions condoms have only 85% protective effect against HIV and STIs. We don’t want our kids to make a wrong decision based on wrong information taught in school. Can you imagine if our kids believe in this information and they come home one day and tell us, “Dad, mom, I am having sex with someone who has STI. But don’t worry, we wear condom every single time.” The next version of sex education needs to help our children to protect them from getting infection by providing correct and complete medical information. 
  • 讲稿二、性教育必须真实呈现爱滋病的严重后果
  • The sex education needs to be honest about potential negative health impacts. Just look at page 197 in 2015 curriculum; it states “When people get tested for HIV early and access to HIV treatment, they have the opportunity to live a near-to-normal lifespan”. The statement does not paint a realistic picture of HIV infection. The truth about HIV is:
  • Many still die early even they get early treatment.
  • Even if they don’t die, their life will be different in a significant way. For example, they need to take medicine with strong side effect 2-4 times a day for the rest of their life. They cannot miss a dose otherwise it will cause a viral resistance. And they are not allowed to enter other countries. 
  • As a caring parent, we certainly don’t want our kids to end up with a tragedy like that. They need to learn the truth about HIV infection so they can try to avoid it as much as they can.
  • 讲稿三、性教育大纲要尽量鼓励孩子不要过早有性行为
  • Many studies show the negative impacts on teens’ well-being when they engage in sexual activities too early. For example, on Statistics Canada and US National Library, many articles have mentioned the links between early sexual initiation and STIs (Sexual Transmitted Infections). In addition, the depression and suicide attempts go up 3 times for teens who are sexually active. I am very shocked to see the 2015 curriculum talks about “Having sex can be an enjoyable experience” (that is on page 196 if you go look it up). However, it doesn’t give any word of caution about having early sex, except for the possibility to get pregnant. There are many ways to help teenagers to avoid early sex and exercise self-discipline. It is good for their health, both mentally and physically. If sex education is part of Health education, we need the Health curriculum to promote our children’s overall well-being, and stay away from diseases. 
  • 讲稿四、性教育大纲必须有科学依据 (1)
  • I think it’s important for our children to learn scientific fact. That’s why I have problems with some topics taught in 2015 sex education curriculum. For example, on page 196, it teaches Grade 7 student “Condoms help to protect you against STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV, and pregnancy”. In fact, according to World Health Organization, scientific evidences show condoms have only 85% proactive effect against HIV and STIs. We certainly don’t want our kids come home one day and tell us, “Dad, mom, I am having sex with someone who has STI. But don’t worry, we wear condom every single time.” Any incorrect or misleading information should not be taught to our children. Only correct scientific facts can help our children to make a correct decision. 
  • 讲稿五、性教育大纲必须有科学依据 (2)
  • The next version of sex education curriculum needs to be very careful about certain controversies. One example is the theory of “Gender can be Fluid”, which is “a boy can become a girl any time”, and vice versa. It’s still a hot debating topic among medical professionals. We certainly need to respect people who believe in such a Gender theory, but it shouldn’t be taught to our kids as it is a proven fact that every scientist has agreed upon. Just like we teach kids to respect other people’s religion, but we don’t teach kids to believe what other regions believe. The sex education should teach our kids scientifically proven facts instead of a belief or a theory. 

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