People for Education brings an independent, evidence-based voice to policy tables and the public. We conduct our own research, and we collaborate with other researchers, universities, and subject experts to support positive change in public education.
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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 calls to action.
Message not delivered: the myth of apathetic youth and the importance of contact in political participation
In this report, Samara Canada compares political participation and contact rates between citizens and Canadian political leaders across three age groups.
Social-emotional skills: the new basics
Dr. Stuart Shanker examines current research on social-emotional skills, and why they are essential for students' long-term success.
Measuring What Matters: Creativity Domain
Dr. Rena Upitis of Queen's University examines why creativity and innovation are core skills for long-term success.
Measuring What Matters: The School Context Model – How School Environments Shape Students’ Opportunities to Learn
Dr. Nina Bascia, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, highlights the interactive and dynamic environments in schools that support and shape rich learning experiences for students and educators.
Measuring What Matters: Citizenship Domain
Dr. Alan Sears of the University of New Brunswick examines why citizenship is a core value for long term success for students and a cohesive, democratic society.
Measuring What Matters: Moving from theory to practice
An overview of the work done to explore the relationship between the domains and education policy and curriculum in Ontario, and plans for the field trials to take place in Ontario schools.
Applied or Academic: High impact decisions for Ontario students
This report examines the impact of choosing applied vs. academic courses in high school.
Public Attitudes Toward Education In Ontario 2015: The 19th OISE Survey of Educational Issues
This report is based on the results of the 19th OISE Survey of Educational Issues, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s bi-annual survey of public attitudes towards education.
Our advisors talk measurement.
In a discussion about developing measurement and assessment tools for the Measuring What Matters domains, a group of Canadian measurement experts identified several factors to consider.
We have two major research initiatives: Measuring What Matters and the Ontario School Survey.
Measuring What Matters
We are working with experts from across Canada to create broader goals and more effective measures of success in education.
Annual School Survey
Since 1997, we have been collecting data on the programs and resources available in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.