Adjust CÉGEP courses for "reform" students, says FEQC

August 24, 2010

The Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FEQC) is calling on the Quebec government to adjust the CÉGEP curriculum to better suit the needs of students who have gone through the province's elementary and secondary school reforms. The student organization makes several recommendations for specific adjustments to academic programs and course material to help facilitate the reform cohort's transition to CÉGEP. These include adding algebra to the first-year math curriculum and a second advanced French course to cover various literary genres -- areas to which the reform cohort was not adequately exposed, says FEQC. Quebec's education minister says she is willing to modify certain courses and teaching practices over the next few years if students educated under the reform do not perform as well as others. FECQ News Release (in French) | Montreal Gazette | CBC