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Collateral Damage: The Impact of Work Stoppages on Student Performance in Ontario

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  • David Johnson

    (Wilfrid Laurier University)

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    This study concludes that (i) stoppages can be shown to have a strong negative impact on student learning outcomes in Grade 6; the overall impact of stoppages on Grade 3 pupils appears to be much smaller, perhaps zero, although there is a noticeable, negative effect on achievement in mathematics; and, work stoppages have much greater adverse effects on students in both Grade 3 and Grade 6 in schools where more students come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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    Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 74.

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    Length: 5 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2009
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    Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, March 2009
    Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:74

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    Keywords: elementary teacher strikes or lockouts; education; work stoppages;

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