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Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education   http://www.saee.ca/  Site Reviews(0)
The Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education (SAEE) provides non-partisan education research and information to policy-makers, education partners and the public. Our purpose is to encourage higher performance throughout Canada's public education system. Our mission is to develop new Canadian knowledge on school improvement and foster the understanding of its use. We support public schools and those who work with them to improve performance outcomes for all students.
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Service national en adaption scolaire   http://www.csdm.qc.ca/recit-adapt-scol/  Site Reviews(0)
Le Ministère confie à certaines commissions scolaires le mandat de poursuivre la prestation de services nationaux destinés à certains effectifs ciblés, en actualisant les mandats nationaux où ils existent déjà : en formation professionnelle et technique,en formation continue des adultes, en adaptation scolaire et àl’éducation préscolaire. Ces mandats actualisés sur la base des orientations ministérielles et gouvernementales traitées précédemment sont présentés ci-après. Les objectifs du mandat : Le mandat confié aux personnes-ressources des commissions scolaires qui accueillent le service est d’accompagner et de soutenir divers partenaires, selon leurs besoins particuliers : les responsables de dossiers au Ministère, les équipes régionales de coordination du dossier des TIC et, de cette façon, les services éducatifs des commissions scolaires ainsi que les directions des établissements scolaires. Enfin, de concert avec leur table nationale et, selon le cas, avec leurs collègues des services locaux, ces personnes-ressources auront à constituer des équipes d’enseignantes et d’enseignants expérimentateurs. Les objectifs du mandat sont les suivants : Développement, recherche et formation continue relativement à l’utilisation des TIC en ce qui concerne le domaine d’apprentissage ou l’effectif ciblé propres au mandat; accompagnement et soutien au développement et à la mise en oeuvre de projets pédagogiques issus des régions; établissement de centres de référence; diffusion de produits; veille technologique nécessaire pour soutenir adéquatement les projets, l’innovation et l’expérimentation. Mise en oeuvre d’une large concertation par la mise sur pied d’une table nationale constituée de représentantes et de représentants de chaque région afin de construire un partenariat efficace en matière de TIC dans les domaines d’apprentissage (mandat partagé avec les services locaux) ou avec les effectifs ciblés (mandat à poursuivre), selon le cas; participation nécessaire des services nationaux aux rencontres nationales de discussion et de formation. L’encadrement des services nationaux L’encadrement des services nationaux est assumé par la commission scolaire qui accueille le service. La planification et l’évaluation annuelles du mandat de chacun des services nationaux seront assumées par un comité formé de la personne-ressource désignée par la commission scolaire qui accueille le service, d’un cadre de la commission scolaire, de la personne responsable du dossier du RÉCIT à la DRD, du ou des responsables au Ministère du domaine d’apprentissage ou de la population scolaire visés et d’une représentante ou d’un représentant des directions générales des commissions scolaires. Le comité jugera s’il est pertinent de s’associer à d’autres partenaires. Le cadre représentant la commission scolaire qui accueille le service a la responsabilité de convoquer, en collaboration avec la personne-ressource désignée, les rencontres du comité. La commission scolaire qui accueille le service devra s’assurer que soit remis annuellement au Ministère un rapport sur la réalisation du mandat qui lui est confié. Le mandat général est extrait du document intitulé « RÉCIT: Actualisation du Réseau des Cemis. Orientations ministérielles »,automne2000, produit par le MÉQ.
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Skills Canada   http://www.skillscanada.com/  Site Reviews(0)
Skills/Compétences Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth. Skills/Compétences Canada est un organisme national sans but lucratif qui vise à promouvoir activement auprès des jeunes Canadiens et Canadiennes les perspectives de carrière qu'offrent les métiers spécialisés.
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The Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education (SAEE)   http://www.excellenceineducation.ca/  Site Reviews(0)
The Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education (SAEE) provides non-partisan education research and information to policy-makers, education partners and the public. Our purpose is to encourage higher performance throughout Canada's public education system. Our mission is to develop new Canadian knowledge on school improvement and foster the understanding of its use. We support public schools and those who work with them to improve performance outcomes for all students.
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada   http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/  Site Reviews(0)
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is an arm's-length federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the social sciences and humanities. Created by an act of Parliament in 1977, SSHRC is governed by a 22-member Council that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Industry. SSHRC-funded research fuels innovative thinking about real life issues, including the economy, education, health care, the environment, immigration, globalization, language, ethics, peace, security, human rights, law, poverty, mass communication, politics, literature, addiction, pop culture, sexuality, religion, Aboriginal rights, the past, our future.
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Study in Canada   http://www.studyincanada.com/english/index.asp  Site Reviews(0)
Welcome to StudyinCanada.com. Find the right university, college, career college, language school, secondary (high) school or elementary school for you. Students interested in learning English as a second language can find out about ESL and TOEFL scores. Post-secondary programs such as MBA, computer science, engineering and business are also featured. Learn about visas, tuition, application requirements and learn about Canada and Canadian education.
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Society for Applied Learning Technology   http://www.salt.org/salt.asp?ss=l  Site Reviews(0)
Founded in 1972, membership in the Society for Applied Learning Technology® is oriented to professionals whose work requires knowledge and communication in the field of instructional technology. It is a professional society, designed for individual membership participation with classes of membership keyed to the interest and experience of the individual. The Society provides a means to enhance the knowledge and job performance of an individual by participating in Society sponsored meetings, and through receiving Society sponsored publications. It enables one to achieve knowledge for work in the field of applied learning technology by association with other professionals in conferences sponsored by the Society.
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Studies in Higher Education   http://umanitoba.ca/outreach/csshe/Resources/resources.html  Site Reviews(0)
Studies in Higher Education welcomes empirically based, reflective and synoptic articles dealing with any aspect of higher education, approached from any perspective or discipline. A key criterion for publication is that articles should be written in an accessible, but rigorous, style that is likely to engage those without a specialist interest in the topic being discussed. As Studies in Higher Education is an international journal, it is also important that authors engage with relevant literature from other countries, and explain, where appropriate, the national context for their research. Studies in Higher Education is published on behalf of the Society for Research into Higher Education.
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Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education   http://umanitoba.ca/outreach/csshe/Resources/resources.html  Site Reviews(0)
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is a national association of academics interested in the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. Its members comprise faculty and teaching and learning resource professionals from institutions of post-secondary education across Canada and beyond.
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School of Native Studies   http://www.ualberta.ca/~nativest/  Site Reviews(0)
The School of Native Studies site offers information on five Native Studies Degree programs: BA Native Studies, BA Native Studies (Honors), BA Native Studies After Degree, Combined BA NS & BSc. Env. & Cons. Sciences, Combines BA NS & Bachelor of Education. This site includes links to Research & Publications, Gallery, News & Events, Contact Information, Student Centre (where students can do academic planning, apply for admission or readmission, student loans and many other on-line services), Internet Resources, and a Site Map.
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Study Guides and Strategies   http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/studyguides  Site Reviews(0)
This website is a comprehensive database of learning guides to help learners help themselves. Selected topics cover preparing to learn, studying, classroom participation, reading skills, preparing for tests, taking tests, writing basics, Math & Science, and Webtruth. A helpful site for students and teachers at secondary and postsecondary level. This site is also available in 15 other languages, including French.
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Seeds of Innovation   http://www.iaete.org/challenge/about.cfm  Site Reviews(0)
If you are a teacher, education administrator, parent, or interested community member looking for demonstrated ways to facilitate technology integration with professional development programs, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find a list of 10 key questions designed to help educators choose a Model for their professional development programs. Included with each question is a list of strategies used by Technology Innovation Challenge Grant (TICG) project leaders to accomplish their professional development goals. the opportunity to share and Discuss successful techniques for accomplishing professional development goals snapshot descriptions, with a focus on professional development aspects, of the 38 Projects funded nationwide from 1998 to 2000 by the TICG program. Individual project listings also include plans, evaluation instruments, curricular material, and many other documents use by the projects that can be uploaded, as well as contact information and links to project Web sites. Spotlight articles that showcase three exemplary TICG projects an extensive list of Research resources used by the projects to design and implement their professional development programs a convenient Search capability for locating projects and associated products.
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Student Learning: Attitudes. Strategies and Engagement   http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/58/37/33918006.pdf  Site Reviews(0)
Most children come to school ready and willing to learn. How can schools foster and strengthen this predisposition and ensure that young adults leave school with the motivation and capacity to continue learning throughout life? Without the development of these attitudes and skills, individuals will not be well prepared to acquire the new knowledge and skills necessary for successful adaptation to changing circumstances. In school, teachers manage much of students’ learning. However, learning is enhanced if students can manage it themselves; moreover, once they leave school, people have to manage most of their own learning. To do this, they need to be able to establish goals, to persevere, to monitor their learning progress, to adjust their learning strategies as necessary and to overcome difficulties in learning. Students who leave school with the autonomy to set their own learning goals and with a sense that they can reach those goals are better equipped to learn throughout their lives. A genuine interest in school subjects is important as well. Students with an interest in a subject like mathematics are likely to be more motivated to manage their own learning and develop the requisite skills to become effective learners of that subject. Hence, interest in mathematics is relevant when considering the development of effective learning strategies for mathematics. In contrast, anxiety about learning mathematics can act as a barrier to effective learning. Students who feel anxious about their ability to cope in mathematics learning situations may avoid them and thus lose important career and life opportunities. Finally, the majority of students’ learning time is spent in school and as such the climate of the school is important for the creation of effective learning environments. If a student feels alienated and disengaged from the learning contexts in school, his or her potential to master fundamental skills and concepts and develop effective learning skills is likely to be reduced. A comprehensive assessment of how well a country is performing in education must therefore look at these cognitive, affective and attitudinal aspects in addition to academic performance. To this end, PISA 2003 establishes a broader profile of what students are like as learners at age 15, one that includes students’ learning strategies and some of the non-cognitive outcomes of schooling that are important for lifelong learning: their motivation, their engagement and their beliefs about their own capacities. Since the focus of PISA 2003 was on mathematics, most of these issues were analysed in the context of mathematics as well. This chapter reports and analyses these results. It seeks to provide a better understanding of how various aspects of students’ attitudes to learning and their learning behaviour relate to each other and to student performance, it observes how these relationships differ across countries, and it explores the distribution of relevant characteristics among students, schools and countries. After summarising existing evidence and explaining how students’ characteristics as learners are measured and reported in 2003
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Correlating Student Attitudes with Student Learning   http://www.colorado.edu/physics/EducationIssues/papers/Perkins_PERCfinal.pdf  Site Reviews(0)
Abstract. A number of instruments have been designed to probe the variety of attitudes, beliefs, expectations, and epistemological frames taught in our introductory physics courses. Using a newly developed instrument – the CLASS1 – we examine the relationship between students’ attitudes and beliefs and other educational outcomes, such as conceptual learning and student retention. We report results from surveys of over 750 students in a variety of courses, including several courses modified to promote favorable student attitudes. We find positive correlations between particular student attitudes and conceptual learning gains, and between student retention and favorable attitudes and beliefs in select categories. We also note the influence of teaching practices on student attitudes.
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Society for College and University Planning   http://www.scup.org/  Site Reviews(0)
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is a collegial community dedicated to sharing, learning, and teaching best practices in planning for colleges and universities. SCUP takes a holistic view of planning; as its name implies, it embraces the full spectrum of planning functions at a postsecondary institution, including, but not limited to: academic, campus or master facilities, budgeting and financial resources, infrastructure, and strategic.
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State Higher Education Excutive Officers   http://www.sheeo.org/  Site Reviews(0)
The State Higher Education Executive Officers association was created in 1954 by the executive officers of nine of the ten statewide higher education boards then in existence. SHEEO's current members are the chief executive officers serving 26 statewide governing boards and 30 statewide coordinating boards of higher education. SHEEO's mission objectives are to: Assist its members and the states in developing and sustaining excellent systems of higher education. Emphasize the importance of state planning and coordination for higher education by promoting effective strategic planning and statewide coordination and governance. Speak as a national organization in public and private forums, promoting the interests of the states in effectively planning and financing higher education. Promote cooperative relationships with federal agencies, colleges and universities, and higher education and other associations in the collection and exchange of data and information, development of standard definitions and practices, conduct of studies, and development of higher education in the public interest. Formulate and recommend to public and private agencies and governments desirable guidelines for state and federal relationships to institutions of higher education. Encourage studies and other action to advance statewide planning and coordination. Express to the public, and their representatives in state and national legislatures, the collective opinions of state higher education officers to enhance the work of governing and/or coordinating statewide boards of higher education.
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Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education   http://www.naspa.org/  Site Reviews(0)
NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the largest professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry. NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles including the vice president and dean for student life as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment. NASPA serves its members through a wide range of services, including outstanding quarterly publications such as the NASPA Journal and Leadership Exchange, a management magazine, a variety of professional development opportunities for student affairs individuals at all levels within the profession, and a comprehensive, content-rich website that is the most widely accessed website in the student affairs association community.
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Colleges Ontario Student Mobility     Site Reviews(2)
The 2005 and 2006 Student Mobility reports contain comprehensive information and data about students entering and exiting the Ontario college system. The reports demonstrate a considerable desire by students to attain both an Ontario college and university credential.
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School Administrators' Technology Integration Resource (Satir)   http://www.2learn.ca/SatirRitas/default.html  Site Reviews(0)
An online resource to provide just-in-time professional development for school-based administrators in Canada
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Second Language Education on the Web   http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/sle/  Site Reviews(0)
This website presents a guide to second language organizations and centres, journals, resources and services, and selected thematic sites which have a presence on the web. Canadian sites, the primary focus of this compilation, are highlighted with a flag. The Second Language Education website serves primarily educators and students concerned with the theory and practice of second (French and English) and minority language teaching and learning. This site is maintained by Alice Adler, Education Commons, OISE/UT ([email protected]). Comments, or suggestions for additions are very welcome.
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Shared Governance in Community Colleges   http://www.ericdigests.org/2000-2/shared.htm  Site Reviews(0)
Governance structures for institutions of higher education emerge from an intricate interweaving of historic and contextual factors. These factors include the constitutional powers of the governor, the strength of the private higher education sector, constitutional status for public institutions, the existence of a well developed, two-year college sector, collective bargaining, and voter initiatives (Bowen, et.al, 1997). Public community college governance stands quite apart from the governance of systems employed by public universities and public elementary and secondary schools. Governance in America's community colleges is virtually a state-by-state choice with some of the variations being: state vs. local, elected vs. appointed, state appointed vs. locally appointed, taxing authority vs. no taxing authority, voluntary shared governance vs. mandated shared governance, and various combinations thereof. Governance is a function of structure and of how people act within that structure. Cohen and Brawer (1996) observe that Richardson's (1975) description of bureaucratic, political and collegial governance structures is particularly appropriate for community colleges. The bureaucratic model describes a traditional, rule bound, hierarchical power structure similar to K-12 structures. Authority is delegated from the top down with the faculty, staff and students each occupying respectively lower levels of the pyramid. The political model proposes a perpetual state of conflict between constituencies -- trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students -- each with competing interests. The collegial model proposes a community of scholars, with consensual decision making processes involving all constituencies affected by the decisions.
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Six Reasons to Consider a Dual Diploma   http://jcmagill.org/gcps-mainweb01.nsf/71D29E583157406D8525729D006BF41C/$file/6ReasonstoConsideraDua  Site Reviews(2)
A Dual Diploma combines the requirements of the College-Preparatory and Technology/Career-Preparatory diplomas. Why pursue a Dual Diploma? Here are six good reasons.
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Social Support: An Essential Indgredient to Success   http://www.pathwaystocollege.net/pdf/support.pdf  Site Reviews(0)
Why Is Social Support Necessary? Research is unequivocal in showing that the quality and intensity of a student’s high school curriculum has the greatest impact on college success. But even rigorous academic preparation alone is not sufficient to assure that a student graduates from high school ready to succeed in college. Social support strategies that sustain the preparation and success of all students are critical to improving academic achievement, raising expectations, and increasing college-going rates of underserved students. Even when high school students from underserved groups are as academically well-prepared as their more affluent counterparts, they are less likely to go on to postsecondary education. More than a fifth of college-qualified, low-income high school graduates do not enter college. In fact, low-income, academically-prepared high school graduates scoring in the top quartile on achievement tests attend college at the same rate as high-income graduates scoring in the bottom quartile.3 To increase their college-going rates, this well-prepared pool of potential college graduates requires greater access to structured social support, including Social Support An Essential Ingredient to Success A College Readiness Issue Brief from the Pathways to College Network peer support, mentoring and personalized support, parental involvement, and early college preparation and planning. Peer Support Positive peer support is an important strategy to raise expectations, increase academic persistence, and promote college-going for underserved students. Studies by the American Council on Education and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation confirm the importance of peer-related factors in increasing a student’s likelihood of attending college: • Students who had a majority of friends who were planning to attend college w ere four times more likely to enroll than students whose friends did not intend to pursue a college degree. • Students with a significant portion of friends who were interested in attending college and students who belonged to a cohort of peers with whom to share college planning activities w ere far more likely to attend college.
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Second Nature - Education for Sustainability   http://www.secondnature.org/  Site Reviews(0)
Since 1993, Second Nature (SN) has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. Today, in order to help higher education move from simple good intentions to strategic transformative action, Second Nature focuses its energy on initiating, advising, and supporting select high-leverage national and regional education for sustainability (EFS) activities for which there is a clear need and committed support. Past initiatives have included advancing EFS networks at the state, regional, and national levels; building the nationally respected online clearinghouse for Education for Sustainability information; and conducting a multi-million dollar, ten year advocacy and outreach effort that was instrumental in launching the higher education EFS movement.
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Steps Toward Reform     Site Reviews(0)
This report from Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) outlines questions and issues that are addressed as colleges and universities endeavor to transform the environment for learning for their undergraduate students in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. It has its origin in the work of the Keck/PKAL Consultants and of teams from the over 570 institutions that have participated in various PKAL activities since its inception in 1992.
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