Academic success

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

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2014-05-26

Factors affecting academic achievement in children with ADHD (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 9, 2010

This study explored the impact of methylphenidate on the academic achievement of 85 children, aged seven to 12, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methylphenidate, which may be more familiar under such trade names as Ritalin or Concerta, is a stimulant medication that acts on certain chemicals in the brain.

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2014-02-11

Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education: An Evidence-Based Approach (2012)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

The report was commissioned by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) to find better ways to collect data and develop evidence that can be used to support efforts to improve the academic achievement of Aboriginal students in elementary and secondary schools across the country.

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2014-01-13

New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements (1998)

The New Brunswick Department of Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program aims to meet the demand for educated and skilled workers, and to ease the transition between school and work.

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2013-11-18

The Relationship of Student Mobility to Academic Success in Three Kindergarten to Grade 4 Cohorts and Three Kindergarten to Grade 7 Cohorts in British Columbia (2010)

This report is part of a large research study investigating the effect of changing schools on academic success across nine provincial cohorts of Kindergarten–Grade 12 students in British Columbia. This component of the study looks at three groups of Kindergarten-Grade 4 and three groups of Kindergarten-Grade 7 students.

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2013-03-28

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

The Impact of Experiential Learning Programs on Student Success (2009)

This document offers an analysis of 35 research studies that looked at the impact of experiential learning (EL) on student achievement, secondary school graduation, and students’ preparation for life after high school.

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2013-02-22

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

Understanding the academic trajectories of ESL students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 2, 2008

In this document, the authors explore the implications of research that shows wide variations in learning outcomes among sub-groups of English as a Second Language (ESL) students in schools in Canada’s largest cities.

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2012-06-13

The effectiveness of work-experience programs in Canadian high schools (2009)

Lessons in Learning – October 22, 2009

Work-experience programs take many forms, including job shadowing, cooperative education, virtual work experience, and apprenticeships.

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2012-02-17

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