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ERIC Number: EJ975024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
District Resource Capacity and the Effects of Educational Policy: The Case of Primary Class Size Reduction in Ontario
Mascall, Blair; Leung, Joannie
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v11 n3 p311-324 2012
In a study of Ontario, Canada's province-wide Primary Class Size Reduction (PCS) Initiative, school districts' ability to direct and support schools was related to their experience with planning and monitoring, interest in innovation, and its human and fiscal resource base. Districts with greater "resource capacity" were able to coordinate local implementation of PCS to ongoing efforts to improve teaching and learning; those with less were unable to manage more than compliance. While class sizes were reduced in every district in Ontario, its impact on teachers and students was not as positive as it might have been.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada