ARTICLE 2. – MISSION AND OBJECTS
2.1 The mission of the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) shall be:
To promote, support and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity
in Alberta’s public education system.
2.2 The objects of this council shall be:
2.2.1 to enable Alberta teachers to become more aware of the issues
relating to second languages, and intercultural education,
2.2.2 to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers in the
areas of second languages and cultural studies through both inservice
and preservice education,
2.2.3 to disseminate information about existing practices, programs and
resources in second languages and intercultural education,
2.2.4 to encourage research that will result in the development and
dissemination of innovative practices, programs and resources
in Second languages and intercultural education,
2.2.5 to provide advice and expertise to the Association on learning and
working conditions, curricula and teacher professional formation as
related to second languages and intercultural education,
2.2.6 to act through the Association as an advocate for the advancement and
promotion of second languages and intercultural education; and,
2.2.7 to encourage fellowship among teachers with an interest in
second languages and intercultural education.
ARTICLE 3. - MEMBERSHIP
Active members of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and associate members who are ineligible for active membership, as specified in ATA bylaws, are eligible for regular membership in this council. All such members shall be entitled to full privileges of Council membership including the rights to vote and to hold office.
Retired members of the ATA, as specified in ATA bylaws, are eligible for life membership in the Council and are entitled to all the benefits and services of council membership except the right to hold office.
Student members of the ATA, as specified in ATA bylaws, may join this council and shall be entitled to all benefits and services of council membership except the right to hold office.
3.4 Honorary or Complimentary:
The council may bestow upon any individual a membership on an honorary or complimentary basis for a period of time determined by the council.
3.5 Membership in specialist councils is not available to those individuals who, under the Teaching Profession Act and the Teacher Membership Status Election Regulation, are eligible to make an election of membership and elect associate membership or non-membership in the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
ARTICLE 4. - SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
4.1 Persons who are ineligible for active or associate membership in the ATA, including school support staff, parents and uncertificated language and culture instructors, as well as retired teachers who are not life members of the Association and non-active teachers, may receive services and benefits as determined by the Council by paying a subscription fee.
4.2 Libraries, organizations, businesses and corporate entities may, with the approval of table officers of the council, receive services and benefits as determined by the Council by paying a subscription fee.
4.3 Payment of the subscription fee entitles the payee to such council services as determined by the Council, but does not provide membership in the council or in the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
4.4 The Executive Committee of the Council may authorize individuals, businesses and corporations to reserve space at the annual conference, workshops or similar activities of the council or to distribute selected materials to the membership of the Council. The Executive Committee or its designate may establish a fee for such access.
Adopted 1998 05 01
Revised 2000 03 18, Approved ATA TOC 2000 11 17
Revised 2003 10 25, Approved by ATA TOC 2003 11 20
Amended by Provincial Executive Council 2005 04 07 (legislated membership changes)
Amended by Provincial Executive Council 2006 06 15–16 (membership changes)
Amended by Provincial Executive Council 2007 09 20–21 (suspension or removal of officers)
Revised 2007 10 31, Approved by ATA TOC 2007 11 26
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