The Reformation of Canada's Schools: Breaking the Barriers to Parental Choice

The Reformation of Canada's Schools: Breaking the Barriers to Parental Choice

by Mark Holmes


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Holmes presents a textured picture of the difficulties facing schools in Canada. He examines the social background of students and the competing goals of parents, teachers, and governments. He criticizes progressivism, or child-centred education, and speaks out against the closed-mindedness of the educational establishment. He also looks at current research on effective and ineffective schools, as well as on education achievement in national and international terms. His findings show that the difficulties facing Canadian schools are not caused by a lack of money but by a poor allocation of funds. Increasingly frustrated parents, dedicated teachers, and discouraged professors will find The Reformation of Canada's Schools a welcome source of ideas, information, and thought-provoking possibilities for combating the crisis in Canadian education.

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ISBN-13: 9780773517462
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 08/27/1998
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr Mark Holmes is a senior lecturer in preventive veterinary medicine, Chairman of the Farm Animal Epidemiology and Informatics Unit, and director of the Outreach Program of the Cambridge Infectious Diseases Consortium, at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Peter Cockcroft is Programme Director of Cambridge Expert Vets, an independent veterinary education, training and support business. He was previously a senior lecturer in farm animal medicine at the University of Cambridge for 11 years.

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