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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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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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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The Canadian Principal

The Canadian principal shares many characteristics of counterparts in other English-speaking countries. School leaders everywhere are experiencing greater demands and increasing expectations due to multiple education reforms in the last decade. Preparation programs are struggling to provide relevant training experiences to adequately prepare leader...

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School Reform and the Seattle Contract

Thank you all for being willing to get engaged in a discussion about the role of the union in education reform. For a long time we felt like we were all alone in the "big hall" talking about the need for unions to change and to get engaged more deeply in education reform. But a growing number of people have shown interest in this, so these days...

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Promoting Teacher Quality

New research clearly correlates what teachers know and do with student learning. The value-added studies of Sanders and other researchers have been able to isolate teacher effects, independent of external variables such as socioeconomic status of students. With this new knowledge, student achievement can no longer be explained simply as a result of...

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New Flexibility for School Success

Many a promising initiative is prevented or curtailed by the inflexibility of the school system. Bureaucratic responses often prove inadequate to deal with the complex and very site-specific challenges of school improvement. Innovators in education are now thinking Îoutside the boxâ of centralized district policies and contracts which stifle c...

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Barriers to “New Unionism” in Canadian Teacher Unions

Considerable attention, during the 1980s and 1990s, has been directed to the issue of teacher union involvement in educational reform. Both Canada and the U.S. have experienced significant educational reform, including centralization, curriculum standards, accountability measures, state or province-wide student achievement measures, and school choi...

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Aboriginal Education in Canada

Cause for Concern  According to their parents, lack of education is the most serious problem facing aboriginal children living on reserves. A recent federally commissioned Survey of First Nations People Living on Reserves found that education was seen by 36 percent of respondents as the most pressing problem facing their young people....

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Tackling the Gender Gap

Until recently, the "gender gap" in schools usually referred to the lower success rates of girls. Today, however, there has been a reversal of the "gender gap" as boys are perceived to be at-risk, especially in reading and writing achievement. This is not just a Canadian phenomenon but echoes data from other countries. The OECD reports girls out-pe...

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