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Critical role of schools in child & youth mental healthAuthor(s): Dr. Alan Leschied; Dr. Gordon Flett; Dr. Donald Saklofske (2012)
This summary was developed by Western’s Centre for School Mental Health. This and other research summaries can be found at

Mental health problems are common yet unidentified among youth. Approximately one million youth in Canada will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder and only 4% of these youth will receive the necessary services.

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The complexities of secondary school reform over timeAuthor(s): Andy Hargreaves; Ivor Goodson
This is a 5-year Spencer Foundation-funded longitudinal project that examines educational change over time (1970s, 1980s, and 1990s) by exploring the experiences of teachers and administrators who worked in eight secondary schools in the United States and Canada within these periods.

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The Role of External Diagnosis in School ImprovementAuthor(s): John Ross; Timothy M. Sibbald
When Ontario schools lack the capability to assess their own needs it is recommended that they use external diagnosis. In external diagnosis, experts who are not affiliated with the school visit it over a course of several days, sitting in on classes, reviewing student tasks, and reviewing teacher daybooks as well as literacy resources. At the end of the diagnostic session, the diagnosticians present an oral report to the school staff and the principal receives a written report a few weeks later.
This research interviewed random samples of Ontario school staff (teachers, principals, literacy coaches, and special education resource teachers), diagnosticians, district consultants and senior district administrators to better understand the role of external diagnosis in school improvement.

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Understanding how large-scale assessment is linked to school improvement planningAuthor(s): Louis Volante; Lorenzo Cherubini
Western educational jurisdictions are increasingly using large-scale assessment data for school improvement planning. Ontario is no different. This research examined how teachers and school
administrators link EQAO data to school improvement planning.

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What do we know about school climate?Author(s): A. Thapa; J. Cohen; S. Guffey; A. Higgens-D'Alessandro
This research snapshot was developed by the E-BEST team of Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and outlines a 2013 literature review on school climate by Thapa, Cohen, Guffey, & Higgens-D'Alessandro.

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