Education

Cardus Education exists to cultivate education for the common good and convene education leaders, through original research and policy studies on educational pluralism, excellence in education, and graduate outcomes.

Program Director

David Hunt

Research & Policy

Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Teachers and Administrators)
Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Teachers and Administrators)
2011-08-16T00:00:00

The curriculum package for teachers & administrators of Christian schools will equip school staff to compare your school's vision to your outcomes. Study the Christian education benchmarks, and consider next steps as you seek to integrate faith, worldview, and academic excellence in your students' educational experience. Available free of charge in digital form, and at cost in print form.

Cardus Education Survey - Brochure
Cardus Education Survey - Brochure
2009-10-09T00:00:00

The Cardus Education Survey brochure provides a brief summary of the nature and scope of this research project including key experts and project outcomes.

Tradescapes: Foreign investment in Canada and Canadian investment abroad
Tradescapes: Foreign investment in Canada and Canadian investment abroad
2008-09-10T00:00:00

Over the past few years, much has been made among public policy opinion leaders of "the hollowing out" of Canada's industry by way of foreign investment, especially from the United States. But Canadian investment abroad is very strong, including in the United States. This discussion paper will look at foreign investment in Canada and Canadian investment abroad and consider its relationship to international trade.

Tradescapes
Tradescapes
2008-01-15T00:00:00

Tradescapes, a Trade Corridors summary document from the September 11, 2007 Roundtable (published January 2008). This document is a summary of the three prominent models for understanding trade: gateways, global value chains and trade corridors. This summary overviews each tradescape, including the strengths and weaknesses of each and how each serves the Canadian economy. The focus of this paper shifts to the ability of Trade Corridors to account for the strengths of the other metaphors, and how Canada's largest export sectors or Trade Corridors are focused on the U.S. market. Challenges arising from the three most valuable Trade Corridors are summarized and, then, how recent public policy has affected them. Finally, "the Canadian advantage" that arises from Canada's Trade Corridors is described—factors that position Canada favourably in respect of international trade with the United States, in particular.

The California Table: Connecting Education and Culture
The California Table: Connecting Education and Culture
2007-12-07T00:00:00

An energetic group of thirty-seven educators, administrators and business and cultural leaders gathered in California in December 2007 to begin an intense discussion of

  • how culture movements happen,
  • how education can better contribute to culture change, and
  • how networks of passionate leaders can cultivate and embrace change together.


Out of the California conversation has come one overarching call: to keep talking and create a North American debate about the future of education.

Gateways, Global Value Chains and Trade Corridors
Gateways, Global Value Chains and Trade Corridors
2007-10-01T00:00:00

Gateways, Global Value Chains and Trade Corridors by Senior Researcher Russ Kuykendall was published in Policy Options for the 20th Anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (October 2007). This article argues that Canada's international trade policy prioritizes the Gateways model with a view to increasing trade with Asia, especially China. Meanwhile Industry Canada is focussed on global value chains. While there are strengths and weaknesses to the global value chains model, Russ Kuykendall asks whether it provides an adequate explanation for trade. Instead, he proposes that the Trade Corridors model best explains Canada-U.S. trade—Canada's most important trading relationship—and that the model suggests where Canada should pursue development of trade.

Trade Corridors Roundtable: Next Steps, A Discussion Document
Trade Corridors Roundtable: Next Steps, A Discussion Document
2007-09-11T00:00:00

Trade Corridors Roundtable: Next Steps, A Discussion Document, prepared by Senior Researcher Russ Kuykendall for the September 11, 2007 Roundtable. This paper examines the leading models of trade that Canadian businesses employ. Special attention is paid in the paper to the concepts of trade corridors, gateways, global supply chains, clusters, cross-border regions, and the anglosphere.

Six Trade Corridors to the U.S.: The Lifeblood of Canada's Economy
Six Trade Corridors to the U.S.: The Lifeblood of Canada's Economy
2006-07-01T00:00:00

Six Trade Corridors to the US: The Lifeblood of Canada's Economy by Russ Kuykendall, in Policy Options (July-August, 2006). Kuykendall drills down on the numbers, and finds that Canada-US trade can be broken into six corridors, largely along regional and sectoral lines, such as the Ontario-Michigan automotive corridor, and the Alberta energy corridor.

Greenlighting Trade: Sample Chapter
Greenlighting Trade: Sample Chapter
2005-12-01T00:00:00

Sample chapter from Greenlighting Trade: A Trade Corridors Atlas (2005), written by Senior Researcher Russ Kuykendall.

A Special Relationship: Canada-U.S. Trade in the 21st Century
A Special Relationship: Canada-U.S. Trade in the 21st Century
2005-04-25T00:00:00

A Special Relationship: Canada-U.S. Trade in the 21st Century, by Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs. The formation of various “trade corridor” organizations, argues Gotlieb, reflects a profound reality that underlines the history of our relationship: North American integration has resulted not from high-level public policy nor central direction from activity that is overwhelmingly bottom-up, reflecting the vast preferences and habits of our population, from one end of our country to the other. To put it in its starkest terms, it is these habits or preferences, not the policies of government, that turned the economic axis of Canada from East-West to North-South. Read Gotlieb's remarks, prepared for the Trade Corridors Roundtable, Monday April 25th 2005, Toronto.

Moving Trade
Moving Trade
2005-04-05T00:00:00

Moving Trade (2003), an introduction to Trade Corridors by Michael Van Pelt, President of the Work Research Foundation. Never in the history of our world has there been so much debate and discussion about moving trade. Behind the technical and sophisticated discussions about security, border issues, transportation infrastructure, traffic, economic development, urban planning, customs and immigration, or international relations is one central concern—moving trade.

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