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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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.
Exploring Learning and Health: What Influences a Child’s Ability to Learn?
This article examines the factors that can influence a student's ability to learn. Many of these factors are health-related, and include hunger, poor vision, lack of connectedness, and exposure to violence.
Teaching and learning for a sustainable future: Citizenship education
According to UNESCO, developing citizenship skills in young people is one of the keys to ensuring a sustainable future.
Building capacity for family engagement
Karen Mapp describes the origins and goals of the new family engagement framework adopted by the U.S. Department of Education.
Measuring What Matters: Beyond the 3Rs
A summary of the findings from the initial public consultations and an outline of the work done to identify the five domain areas and conditions for quality learning environments.
SHAPES – School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System 1
In Nova Scotia, Quebec, PEI and BC, schools are participating in a new way to keep track of students’ physical and mental health.