Back by popular demand, CEA and Dr. Ben Levin’s Knowledge Mobilization Team at OISE have teamed up to provide you with new one-page summaries on timely and relevant topics of interest to parents, trustees, teachers, and administrators, based on current empirical educational research.
Please follow this link to access the first new Facts in Education summary, How Children Learn to Read
Last year, 200 school boards subscribed to this series, which included the following topics:
- Does Teaching Quality Make a Difference?
- Should Students Be Allowed to Fail?
- Should We Be Streaming Students?
- How Useful is Homework?
- Do Smaller Classes Improve Learning?
These inserts are written in plain language and provide our best interpretation of the body of research on each topic, serve to debunk some myths in education, and can be used in the following ways:
- Inserted into your school newsletters
- Supplemented by adding information about your school’s current policy or practice around the issue
- Posted to the news section of your website
- Used to enrich meetings with parents and teachers
Additional research resources are available online for each topic at: www.cea-ace.ca/facts-on-education
Four more summaries will be produced and distributed each month until the end of the academic year. Your comments and questions in relation to each topic are very welcome and can be posted here.