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World expert on impact of children’s pre-school education to give talk at OISE

April 18, 2013

TORONTO, ON — The lead researcher of the largest-ever study on the impact of pre-school edu­ca­tion on chil­dren will give a free pub­lic lec­ture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

For the past 16 years, Dr. Edward Mel­huish has researched pre-school expe­ri­ences on the devel­op­ment of 4,000 chil­dren in the UK and North­ern Ire­land. He reg­u­lar­ly meets with gov­ern­ments around the world to advise them on the types of pro­grams that can improve children’s lives.


WHAT: Free pub­lic lec­ture by Dr. Edward Mel­huish, Pro­fes­sor of Human Devel­op­ment at Birk­beck, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don.

WHERE: Main Floor, Library of the Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion OISE), Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, 252 Bloor Street West. Map:
(Recep­tion to fol­low the lec­ture on the 12th Floor, NEXUS lounge.)

WHEN: April 26, 3 pm to 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Space is lim­it­ed. To reg­is­ter, e‑mail or call 416–978-8325. The lec­ture will be web­cast at: (To log in, select “Enter as Guest” and then add a user name. The Con­nect Room will then launch. View­ers will be able to par­tic­i­pate by typ­ing ques­tions in the chat win­dow, which will be relayed to the event’s speak­ers.)

MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Melhuish’s study is avail­able at:

Dr. Mel­huish is on a five-province tour spon­sored by the Mar­garet and Wal­lace McCain Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion. His Toron­to appear­ance is a Con­naught Glob­al Chal­lenge Fund Award Lec­ture host­ed by the Fras­er Mus­tard Insti­tute for Human Devel­op­ment, with sup­port from the Atkin­son Cen­tre, OISE, and the Atkin­son Char­i­ta­ble, Law­son and Lyle S. Hall­man Foun­da­tions.


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