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Secondary school teachers prepare and teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools. Secondary school teachers who are heads of departments and high school librarians are included in this group.
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- Prepare subject material for presentation to students according to an approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lectures, discussions, audio-visual presentations, and laboratory, shop and field studies
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate progress, determine individual needs of students and discuss results with parents and school officials
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May advise students on course selection and on vocational and personal matters
- May supervise student teachers.
Secondary school teachers may specialize in such areas as mathematics, English, French, special education or second language instruction. Secondary school teachers of vocational and trades subjects may specialize in areas such as hairdressing or auto mechanics.
Outlook & Prospects for Secondary School Teachers in London Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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The outlook for secondary school teachers in the London area is expected to be limited for 2012-2013. There were more than 3,300 Secondary School Teachers in this region at the time of the 2006 Census.
The outlook for secondary school teachers in the province of Ontario is expected to be limited for 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, there were almost 65,000 secondary school teachers in Ontario. The trend of declining student enrolment is expected to persist and will continue to reduce the demand for new full time teachers. There is a large surplus of recent graduates - thousands more are entering the profession than are leaving every year. This is causing increased competition for long term occasional and supply teaching positions that become available as existing teachers retire or resign. Those teachers capable of teaching technological subjects and music may find it easier to secure full time employment in this field.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
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Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
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