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How Children Learn to Read

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: 

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.

Meet the Expert

Michael Sefcik

Michael Sefcik

Michael Sefcik is Knowledge Manager at the Canadian Education Association (CEA), where his hybrid portfolio includes education research, digital communications, and IT oversight.

Michael Sefcik est gestionnaire du savoir à l’Association canadienne d’éducation (ACE), où ses fonctions hybrides incluent la recherche en éducation, les communications numériques et la supervision des technologies.

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