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People for Education Annual Conference November 3, 2012
Who We Are AIM Language      Chenelière Education   McGraw-Hill Ryerson   Scholastic Education   Learning           Montre...
CERC: Who We Are•   The member companies of the Canadian Educational Resources Council (CERC) have a proven    track recor...
Resources Support Student Learning•   A strong quantitative indicator of curriculum implementation is the purchase of appr...
Are Ontario Students Being                            Short-Changed?•   Based on CERC sales data, we know that certain sub...
Spending by School Boards on Learning                 Resources In Ontario140,000,000                              Year En...
Spending by School Boards on Learning       Resources In Ontario                                        7
Learning Resources: The Neglected ComponentDecreased Funding:• In 2009 -10, Government made a $25 million permanent cut in...
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  1. 1. People for Education Annual Conference November 3, 2012
  2. 2. Who We Are AIM Language Chenelière Education McGraw-Hill Ryerson Scholastic Education Learning Montreal, QC Ltd Markham, ONBowen Island, BC Whitby, ONNelson Education Oxford University Pearson EducationScarborough, ON Press Canada Don Mills, ON Don Mills ON 2
  3. 3. CERC: Who We Are• The member companies of the Canadian Educational Resources Council (CERC) have a proven track record of building powerful teaching and learning tools for public education in Ontario• Members create resources that help teachers and students reach their full potential, such as textbooks, e-books and a wide range of comprehensive and supplemental digital resources• CERC resources are made in Canada for Canadians - they reflect Canadian culture and values, both in English and French• Members create, shape, and parse content, and link it to Ontario’s curriculum• Ontario students deserve and need to have access to world-class teaching and learning tools• CERC wants to help create an environment in which Ontario educators and their students are equipped with a new generation of resources, and resource developers are encouraged to invest in and develop such resources. 3
  4. 4. Resources Support Student Learning• A strong quantitative indicator of curriculum implementation is the purchase of approved learning resources, the majority of which are developed by CERC members• Since 2006 spending on these resources in Ontario has declined by over 40% 4
  5. 5. Are Ontario Students Being Short-Changed?• Based on CERC sales data, we know that certain subject areas are being well implemented while others are not• Elementary math and science demonstrate the uneven implementation of new curriculumElementary Math Curriculum Implementation• The new elementary math curriculum was introduced in 2005• CERC sales data indicate that after 7 years of implementation 65% of elementary students have approved math learning resourcesElementary Science Curriculum Implementation• The new elementary science curriculum was introduced in 2008• CERC sales data indicate that after 4 years of implementation only 10% of elementary students have approved science learning resources 5
  6. 6. Spending by School Boards on Learning Resources In Ontario140,000,000 Year End Funding120,000,000100,000,000 80,000,000 60,000,000 40,000,000 20,000,000 0 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 6
  7. 7. Spending by School Boards on Learning Resources In Ontario 7
  8. 8. Learning Resources: The Neglected ComponentDecreased Funding:• In 2009 -10, Government made a $25 million permanent cut in the learning resource funding line in the Foundation GrantDecreased Purchases:• Since 2006, Ontario system spending on learning resources has declined by over 40%• In that same period, spending on learning resources in Ontario has experienced the sharpest decline as compared to all other provinces.• Ontario is the only province that spends less per-student for learning resources than it did in 1998.Result:• This means that there are fewer up-to-date learning materials in the hands of Ontario teachers and students than there should be. 8
  9. 9. Per-Pupil Spending in Canada:Ontario is at the Back of the Class

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