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Career Counseling in an Ontario High SchoolAuthor(s): Hanh Quah Theresa Truong (2011)
This study investigated the career counselling practices of educators at one large Ontario high school with an enrollment of 1,300 students.

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Ensuring Students with Learning Disabilities Have Proper Documentation as they Transition into Post-secondary InstitutionsAuthor(s): Allyson G. Harrison; Eva Nichols; Anne-Claire Larochette (2008)
The Ontario Human Rights Code (1990) guarantees students diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) the right to accommodations that meet their academic needs at the post-secondary level (College and University). Not all students, however, arrive equipped with the necessary documentation to guarantee this support. This study investigated the quality of documentation presented by students entering post-secondary institutions in support of their LD and, in so doing, exposes current practices for identifying students (declaring students Exceptional) at the elementary and secondary levels.

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Participation at Canadian Universities: A Growing Gender GapAuthor(s): Louis N. Christofides; Michael Hoy; Ling Yang (2010)
The participation rate of young women at universities has steadily been increasing, with women now more likely to enroll in university than men. For example, in 2005, a 15 percentage point gap existed between the participation rate of women at university compared to men. This research study investigated the factors influencing young people’s decision to attend university and whether these factors are different for men and women.

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Pathways to University and the "Victory Lap" Phenomenon in OntarioAuthor(s): Patrick Brady; Philip Allingham
In the late 1990s, Ontario began phasing out Grade 13/OAC; however many students continued to return to high school for a fifth year. This phenomenon became known as completing a “victory
lap.” This research investigated the “victory lap” phenomenon.

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Remain in a K-8 school or transition to junior high?: Differences in student achievementAuthor(s): Jessica Whitley; Judy Lupart; Tanya Beran (2007)
There is general agreement that when students transition from elementary to junior high school, their academic performance can suffer. Some researchers claim that the difficulties that students experience in this transition might have long-term negative effects. With this in mind, many education systems in Canada have taken steps to make the transition from elementary to junior high school smoother for students.
This research used nationally representative survey data to see if there were any actual differences in achievement between students who transitioned to grade seven from an elementary school compared to those who remained in the same school.

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Supporting Young People with Disabilities in their Transition to Adult Services: Developing Best PracticesAuthor(s): Debra Stewart (2009)
Transitioning from school and youth services to adult services can be a very challenging process for young people with disabilities and their families. This article reports on the Best Practice Project, a joint effort of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and the Ontario Children’s Rehabilitation
Network. Facilitated by a team of researchers, the project focused on establishing best practice guidelines for the process of transitioning from school and youth services to adult services for young people with physical and developmental disabilities in Ontario.

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Teachers' Evolving Mathematical UnderstandingsAuthor(s): Ann Kajander (2010)
This five year study examined preservice teacher understanding of elementary mathematics, as required for teaching.

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The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Character Development of Secondary School YouthAuthor(s): Catherine Hands (2008)
While many Ontario schools include character development and citizenship education as part of their curriculum, these topics have traditionally been taught to students in classrooms within the boundaries of schools. This research, on the other hand, investigated a character education program in one school that involved school-community partnerships.

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What Factors Impact University Participation in Canada? Author(s): Louis N. Christofides ; Michael Hoy ; Ling Yang (2009)
Increased enrolment in post-secondary education institutions is generally thought to have a positive impact on a country’s future prospects. This research investigates the factors that impact on a young adult’s decision to pursue post-secondary education and, specifically, the impact of tuition fees, family income, parental educational attainment, gender, and university premium (perceived return on investment) on university attendance.

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