This project considered why academic outcomes for schools with similar demographics in Edmonton had better outcomes than their Calgary counterparts. Data was analyzed to assess whether there is truth to the perception that school choice is only exercised by advantaged members of society.
A Tale of Two Cities: Learning from Provincial Achievement Test Results in Calgary and Edmonton by David Johnson – http://societyforqualityeducation.org/reports/taleoftwocities.pdf
This research paper compares the school systems in Calgary and Edmonton along the following dimensions: outcomes; the structure of schools; social and economic backgrounds of students; social and economic diversity within and across schools; diversity in travel to school and the exercise of school choice through travel choice.
- Amount: $15,800
- Type: Internship
- Total Budget: $15,800
- Period: May 2012 to Jan 2014
Wilfrid Laurier University – School of Business and Economics - https://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=31
- Project Leader: David R. Johnson , Stephen Wolcyck
- Keywords: Calgary , Edmonton , Education , School Choice