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Canada Education Association
Education Canada Bulletin
Ideas to support education leaders
FEBRUARY 2017

Education Research Highlights

McGill Study Reveals that School Start Times are Associated with Tiredness Among Adolescents

Insufficient sleep is a serious problem in adolescents and school start time is thought to be a key contributor. In this study, information on school start times was collected from 362 schools with sleep duration calculated from weekday bedtime and wake time reported by 29,635 students (aged 10–18 years). On average, schools started at 08:43am. Students slept an average of 8:36 hours on weekdays and 69% met sleep duration recommendations, but 60% reported feeling tired in the morning.
 
Students from schools that started later slept longer, were more likely to meet sleep recommendations and were less likely to report feeling tired in the morning. The study adds weight to the mounting evidence that delaying school start time benefits adolescent sleep.

School Start Time and Sleep in Canadian Adolescents
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsr.12475/abstract

 

The Kids are Not Alright
How the food and beverage industry is marketing our children and youth to death.

The Heart & Stroke 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians examines how industry is marketing unhealthy food and beverages directly to our children and youth, and how this is affecting their preferences and choices, their family relationships and their health. They looked at national and international studies and reports and polled Canadians to understand their perspectives on the issue. They also commissioned one of the country’s leading researchers to examine the volume of food and beverage advertising online to Canadian children and teens, and the quality of the products – the first research of its kind in the country

The Kids are Not Alright
http://www.heartandstroke.ca/what-we-do/media-centre/report-on-health

 

Austerity in Education: Are Private Schools Really at a Disadvantage?

The restructuring of Quebec's public sector – program reviews, tax reform, changes to socio-health network structures, etc. – has accelerated lately. The education sector has not been immune to this dynamic, in particular through budget cuts. The impact of this austerity policy on education is undeniable. However, we lack data to understand how these budgetary reductions affect the public and private education networks. In this socioeconomic paper, l’Institut de recherche et d’information socioécononomique (IRIS) (Socioeconomic Research and Information Institute) attempts to bridge this information gap by comparing and analyzing the evolution of funding for private schools and school boards.
 
Austerity in Education: Are Private Schools Really at a Disadvantage?
http://iris-recherche.qc.ca/publications/education-primaire-secondaire1
(In French only)

 

Ambition, Excellence and Prosperity
Priorities and Directions for PEI Learning

This first report from the PEI Learning Advisory Council (a 25-member group formed by the provincial government to take a broad look at learning throughout the lifespan from birth to the senior years) provides advice on the policies, programs and strategies needed to support Islanders’ learning throughout their lives.
 
This paper proposes ten priorities and directions and identified three initial areas that this group will begin to explore further: learner well-being, learner transitions, and learning partnerships.

Ambition, Excellence and Prosperity
Priorities and Directions for PEI Learning

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/publication/ambition-excellence-and-prosperity-priorities-and-directions-learning
 

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The Cost of Dropping Out: What are the alternatives?
 
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Contact membership@cea-ace.ca for more details.
 

Featured Book:

Research shows that classroom discussion has a major effect on student learning. How do we get students to talk more? Challenging Learning Through Dialogue transforms up-to-date research into practical strategies. Written by an internationally known team of educational innovators, this book is for all educators who aim to use effective classroom dialogue to engage students.
 

Challenging Learning Through Dialogue
Startegies to Engage Your Students and Develop Their Language of Learning

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Education Canada May 2017 Issue

 
Education Canada, CEA’s flagship publication, offers readers insight into Canadian education with both English and French content. The magazine examines issues, trends, leadership, policy, practice and research in education.  Please contact us for exciting advertising opportunities (print and online) and connect with CEA members and education professionals in a $75 billion sector!
 
Space closing for the May 2017 issue is April 21, 2017.  
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