A report on education in Canada, written by UBC researchers, was released by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing. In the report, Martin Guhn, a post-doctoral fellow at HELP, Anne Gadermann, a former Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) PhD student, and Bruno Zumbo, professor of Measurement and Statistics in the Faculty of Education at UBC, found that while Canadians are more educated than ever before, there are warning signs that performance is declining.
The report shows that the developmental health of students in kindergarten has leveled off after a period of steady growth and that the social and emotional competencies of pupils age 12-13 are declining. They also found that B.C. was the only province where student-educator ratio in public school did not improve.
For more information or to view the full report, visit: www.ciw.ca