Best Advice for Best Results in Education
Renewed Vision for Education Supported by Experts
Ontario has appointed four experts to help deliver reforms to the province's publicly funded education system.
The advisors who will counsel the Premier and Minister of Education on turning their renewed vision for education into action are:
- Dr. Carol Campbell, Associate Professor, Leadership and Educational Change, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
- Dr. Jean Clinton, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of child psychiatry
- Michael Fullan, OC, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
- Dr. Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College
The appointment of advisors builds on Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario, which lays out the government's plan to build on past achievements in education and move forward with ambitious new goals. Through this plan the ministry will increase its focus on 21st century teaching and learning skills, the modernization of early learning and child care, and improving math achievement.
Supporting a world-class education system is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- Ontario’s renewed vision for education is based on 1,100 submissions of input from more than 300 organizations and 900 individuals.
- According to the latest test scores from the Education Quality and Accountability Office, 72 per cent of grades 3 and 6 students are meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading, writing and math.
- Ontario’s five-year graduation rate is 83 per cent, which is 15 percentage points higher than the 2004 rate of 68 per cent. The percentage of students graduating in four years is now 75 per cent, up from 54 per cent in 2004.
“Our renewed vision for education is based on the advice of thousands of Ontarians. By enlisting the expertise of these four education advisors, we continue to seek the best advice for the best results as we turn our vision into action.”