Educational planning

Making sense of the class size debate (2005)

Lessons in Learning – September 14, 2005

The topic of school class size is a controversial one. Parents and teachers usually support smaller classes, while education officials caution that the costs of reducing class size may outweigh any benefits gained.

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Summer learning loss (2008)

Lessons in Learning – June 12, 2008

The existing Canadian school calendar, with its long summer vacation, creates a gap in the learning cycle during which students forget some of what they have learned, requiring teachers to devote significant instructional time to review when students return to school.

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2012-07-12

Navigating Post-secondary Education in Canada: The Challenge of a Changing Landscape (2010)

In this paper, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) argues that the country needs a comprehensive framework that provides students with clear indications of the pathways they can take through the post-secondary education sector.

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2012-05-18

Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (2009)

In this document, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) discusses the complex challenges associated with defining and demonstrating quality in post-secondary education.

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2012-05-09

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Strategies for Success (2007)

This is the second annual report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) on the post-secondary education sector in Canada. While some modest gains have been made since the first report, the authors say that for the most part, Canada continues to lag behind other jurisdictions.

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2012-05-02

Changing our schools: Implementing successful educational reform (2009)

Lessons in Learning – January 15, 2009

Large-scale educational reform requires a significant investment of resources and, if unsuccessful, risks wasting students’ and teachers’ time. The authors of this paper look at previous attempts at educational reform in many countries and ask what lessons Canada can take from these efforts.

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2012-04-24

Accredited Online Colleges on the Rise (2012)

In this paper, the author suggests that distance learning is not only here to stay, but will have an unprecedented impact on the educational systems currently in place.

The promise of online learning is that it will one day deliver personalized content to every student, tailored to each individual’s learning style and presented at a pace determined by the individual’s ability and availability.

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2012-01-27

Canadian Post-Secondary Education (2006)

A Positive Record - An Uncertain Future

The goal of this document, prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), is to examine how Canada’s approach to higher education compares with other leading developed countries and how well its postsecondary education sector can respond to a fast-changing global environment.

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2011-03-11

A Guide for Planning a Collaborative Evaluation for Municipal Workplace Literacy Programs (1998)

This workbook describes a step-by-step process for developing an evaluation strategy for municipal workplace literacy programs. The approach is based on collaboration and on-going assessment. The workbook describes how to prepare for the evaluation, how to plan the evaluation, and how to carry it out.

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2009-06-24

Ontario Learns (2005)

Strengthening Our Adult Education System

In 2004, the Ontario Minister of Education and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities launched a review of adult education in that province. The scope of the review was wide and included programs delivered by community agencies, district school boards, and colleges of applied arts and technology, as well as distance education programs delivered by the Independent Learning Centre, managed by TVOntario.

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2006-08-25

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