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School Effects on Graduate Outcomes in Quebec 2016

Because of historical, cultural, and governmental differences between Quebec and the rest of Canada, we have considered responses from Quebec high school graduates separately from the primary Cardus Education Survey 2016 report. This research brief reports the findings from Quebec, where it seems that schools may be choosing between an emphasis on faith formation...

The Lasting Impact of High School on Giving and Volunteering in the U.S.

Jonathan Schwarz and David Sikkink investigate if high schools in the United States foster behavior, attitudes, and identities that support volunteering and giving among their graduates.

Blinded by Religion? Religious School Graduates and Perceptions of Science in...

Jonathan Schwarz and David Sikkink examine if religious school attendance has a direct, independent effect on adults' orientation toward science.

Be True to Your School, Parents in North America Say: Intergenerational Conti...

Jonathan Schwarz and David Sikkink assess the schooling choices of North American parents in the early years of their children's lives.

Cardus Education Survey 2016: Educating To Love Your Neighbour

The 2016 Cardus Education Survey report is available now. This is the second instalment focusing on Canadian graduates. In this report our goal is to provide a "fuller picture of Canadian graduates." That is, too many studies of graduate outcomes provide a reductive analysis of how well education prepares one for a good job. While this matters, our report enfolds...

Business Gone Quiet

Canadian businesses tend to be leading players in public policy debates, pushing governments to ask hard questions about costs and efficacy....except in K-12 education. The business community is virtually silent on an issue to which governments dedicate more money than any other service save health. This report asks, Why?

Lessons for Ontario: Education Diversity Across Canada

On November 5th, 2015 Cardus convened a group of senior-level stakeholders in education from across Canada. These stakeholders represented both public and independent school sectors. They were asked to consider this question: Would a warmer climate for school sector diversity improve education in Ontario? This question was last examined in Ontario in 1985 when Dr...

Religious Schools, Gender Roles, and College Choices

Julie Dallavis investigates whether religious high schools are associated with gender differences in earning a bachelor's degree and choosing a college major.

Homeschooling and Young Adult Outcomes: Evidence from the 2011 and 2014 Cardu...

David Sikkink and Sara Skiles report on young adult outcomes of students who have been homeschooled using data from the Cardus Education Survey of 2011 and 2014.

Variations in School Sector Advantages: Degrees, Earnings, and College Majors

Sara Skiles and David Sikkink examine religious school sector outcomes of college degree, field of postsecondary study, and income using data from the National Survey of Youth and Religion (NSYR)

Religion and Reading in Early Childhood

David Sikkink and Sara Skiles investigate the relationship between religious school attendance and reading outcomes during the early elementary school years.

Cardus Education Survey 2014: Extended Data Pack

Download the 500+ slide extended data pack, to review a larger sample of Cardus's findings than could be discussed in the 2014 report.

Cardus Education Survey 2014: Private Schools for the Public Good

The 2014 Cardus Education Survey report is available now. This is the second instalment focusing on USA graduates. The Cardus Education Survey is now considered the most significant representative benchmark of non-public school academic, cultural, and spiritual outcomes.

Toward a Warmer Climate for Ontario's Private Schools

What is Ontario going to do about its private schools? Cardus explores the need for a serious policy review in this discussion paper by Dr. Derek Allison, emeritus professor in the education faculty at Western University. "Something of a chilly climate has developed toward non-public schools in Ontario," writes Allison. This report argues to politicians, bureaucr...

What is Your Major? Occupational Trajectories of Graduates of Religious Schoo...

David Sikkink examines whether religious high schools influence the type of job and career achieved by graduates. He considers college choice, college transfers, college major, graduation rates and occupational sector for Evangelical Protestant schools and Catholic schools, comparing them with public, private and homeschool students.

Loyola: A Momentous Case for Religious Freedom in Education

Cardus presents a quick review of the Loyola High School v. Attorney General of Quebec case to date, including an introduction to the various perspectives of key intervening organizations. Published March 24, 2014.

What Religious School Parents Want

David Sikkink examined "What Parents Want," a recent Fordham Institute report based on a survey of American parents and the educational goals and the school characteristics that are most important to them. Sikkink looks closely at the differences between religious school parents and non-religious school parents.

Cardus Education Survey: Phase II Report (2012)

How do Canadians students rate their education? How do they fare—years later, decades later—in their cultural and civic lives? The Cardus Education Survey 2012 report examines graduate outcomes of both government (public) and non-government schools, comparing them to each other and to the stated aims of every provincial education ministry. Data collec...

Cardus Education Survey: Phase II Extended Data Pack (2012)

Download the 187-slide extended data pack, to review a larger sample of Cardus' findings than could be discussed in the 2012 report.

Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Facilitator's Guide (Parents and Supporters)

The curriculum package for parents & supporters of Christian schools will equip you to lead fellow parents, grandparents, strategic planning volunteers, board members, and other stakeholders through a meaningful, productive discussion of the educational efforts of your Christian school, based on the national CES results. Available free of charge in digital form, ...

Cardus Education Survey: Phase I Report (2011)

Do Christian schools deliver on their promises? Cardus reports on the largest-ever sample of Christian school graduates and administrators in North America, focusing on students' spiritual formation, cultural engagement, and academic development. This report is available for purchase in PDF or book form, and and its accompanying curricula are available free of ch...

Cardus Education Survey - Brochure

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

The California Table: Connecting Education and Culture

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 conve...