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Major support announced for Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance

Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade announces more than $497,000 in funding for Concordia

Concordia University

Montreal, May 23, 2012 - The federal Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade and minister responsible for the region of the National Capital Region Sam Hamad and the Quebec Minister of Finance and Revenue and minister responsible for the Montreal region Raymond Bachand jointly announced significant funding, in the amount of $497,816, to support a project to be undertaken by Concordia University's Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP).

The project, which is estimated to cost $652,816, will allow for the development of a tool called Orienting the Emerging Success of Mathematics, intended for children in primary school. The initiative, which will take 30 months to complete, aims to increase basic skills in mathematics in young people and to reduce the proportion of children with math-related anxiety.

The project was developed by the CSLP, which was established in 1988 and is based at Concordia University. The research centre comprises more than 100 full members and collaborators, 20 support staff, and more than 200 graduate and postgraduate students. Its research focuses primarily on developing strategies practices that will directly affect the functioning of schools.

"The funding we receive allows us to create practical tools for the education community. In the CSLP, we aim to develop tools based that have a positive impact on education. We believe that the findings from research are closely linked to the evolution of the community and to improving the quality of life," says Philip Abrami, director of CSLP.

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Related Links:

Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance http://doe.concordia.ca/cslp/cslp_cms/

Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade http://www.mdeie.gouv.qc.ca/accueil/

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