SAEE Education Research: Choice in The Urban School System of Edmonton

Executive Summary School choice has been a cornerstone of the educational landscape in Edmonton, Alberta since 1974. The interplay of choice policies and practices over this period of time has led to a robust K-12 choice environment that has generated international . The evidence gathered in this study provides guidance on the design and...

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Research Project in Education: Increase Quality of Education

Increase Quality of Education by Creating a Learning Culture A. Community Engagement 1. Ministers' National Working Group on Education Final Report, December 2002, Our children - keepers of the sacred knowledge. Indian and Northern Affairs 2. Parent and Community Partnerships: Schools and Communities, from Sharing...

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Education Research Topics: Meaningful Applied Phonics

Meaningful Applied Phonics: A Longitudinal Early Literacy Study SCOPE OF THE STUDY The M eaningful Applied Phonics (M.A.P.) program is a prescriptive, explicit, teacher-directed approach designed to teach the alphabetic principle in a logical, sequential, and multi-sensory manner by teaching children the 70 graphemes t...

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Research in Higher Education: Accountability for Learning

How Teachers Can Take Charge "Educators have two choices", says Douglas Reeves, author of this important guide published by. "[They] can rail against the system, hoping that standards and testing are a passing fad, or lead the way in a fundamental reformulation of educational accountability." Reevesā latest book argues for the latter....

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School Improvement Grants Quality Education Program

Program Media Improvement Grants Awarded to Schools and Increase Quality of Education Six have been awarded grants to boost their students’ literacy skills. The grants are part of an innovative program to assist public schools serving low-income and at-risk students develop new literacy strategies. Out of an original 37...

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Action Research in Education Through Technology: Wired for Learning

To most Canadians, the introduction of technology to schools over the last decade has improved the quality of education and acquisition of hardware - both computers and infrastructure. reports the national average is 15 - 20 students per computer, ranging from 21 students in Quebec to five students in the Yukon. However, the view that a computer i...

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SAEE Book Review: Organizing for Successful School-Based Management

Why do some schools and districts thrive in a decentralized environment while others simply go through the motions? What factors foster improved  through school-based management? To discover the answers, the authors spent four years studying 40 schools in the USA, Canada and Australia. All the schools had been engaged in site based management (...

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Research Project in Higher Education: Class Size Policy

(commonly referred to as CSR) is a conspicuous feature of the last decade of public education reform. CSR refers to lowering the actual number of students in a single classroom. It should not be confused with teacher/pupil ratio which counts all educators within a school. CSR is an educational, economic and political issue of interest to all edu...

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Special Needs Students: Being Accountable for The Quality of Education

US Center for Excellence in Higher Education Main streaming and integration are embedded in the philosophy of North American public education systems. Inclusion is recognized as a right, and policies and practices are evolving to reflect this. In the U.S.A., inclusion is a . For more than a decade, the integration of special needs chil...

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