So what is the Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education? Aside from collecting links to relevant articles and current research, they offer memberships and publish a newsletter. In there words, here's what they do:
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 mission is to develop new Canadian knowledge on school improvement and foster the understanding of its use... Our mission is to develop new Canadian knowledge on school improvement and foster the understanding of its use.A sample of some of the publications that are offered include:
Accountability for Learning: How teachers and school leaders can take charge
The book contains six chapters. The first four are directed specifically at teachers, the fifth offers advice for school districts, and the sixth addresses policymakers on how to construct coherent, bottom-up accountability systems.Technology: Wired for learning
Accountability for Learning encourages teachers to develop student-centred, more holistic accountability practices, focusing on the four-step process of observation, reflection, synthesis, and replication of effective teaching practices.
Tracking the trends by Katherine Wagner
To most Canadians, the introduction of technology to schools over the last decade has meant the acquisition of hardware - both computers and infrastructure.New Flexibility for School Success (Reflects the new Community Learning Centres initiative in Quebec)
However, the view that a computer in front of every child is the only measure of the successful integration of technology into K-12 education is rapidly fading in the face of research, further innovations and a growing recognition that simply tacking technology onto existing school systems and practices is not an effective approach.
Innovators in education are now thinking 'outside the box' of centralized district policies and contracts which stifle creative solutions. Decentralization gives community partners the power and flexibility to develop high performance schools.These are just a few of the types of publications that they have on offer. There are a number of free articles, book reviews, links, and so forth that are also helpful in leading the user to further resources. I was impressed with the depth of offerings, and will definitely be returning to this site.
Flexibility means building-level decisions to improve student achievement. It means collaboration to combine community services in new ways... Flexibility means new choices in learning environments for students, parents and teachers.
Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education http://www.saee.ca/index.php
Accountability for Learning book http://www.saee.ca/policy/D_069_CCY_LON.php
Technology: Wired for learning http://www.saee.ca/policy/D_048_FFA_LON.php
New Flexibility for School Success http://www.saee.ca/policy/D_044_FBA_LON.php
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