Information for Researchers
Since the 1920s, the The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) has been a research and education centre focused on the understanding, education and care of young children. JICS Laboratory School serves as a site for research that is carried out by the academic staff and students from the Institute itself, by scholars from other departments at the University of Toronto and other academic institutions, and by the teachers at the JICS Laboratory School.
As a Laboratory School, JICS has a threefold mandate: exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, teacher education, and research. As such, JICS provides an environment that fosters research and professional inquiry and is involved in initiating and disseminating new ideas related to improving education. The JICS Laboratory School makes a significant contribution to the education, applied psychology, and human development work within our university, wider educational community in Canada, and internationally.
All research projects are vetted and approved by the JICS Child Research Review Committee, after they have received ethics approval from the University of Toronto or another approved institution. Research to be carried out in the JICS Laboratory School are studies that address issues pertaining to education of children (ages 3-12) and their development.
Criteria for Research Projects
All research conducted at the JICS Laboratory School must meet the following criteria:
Over the past 12 years the JICS Laboratory School has looked at the appropriate role of technology in the education of young children. The growing prominence of this work is evident in the increasingly diverse set of funding sources to support our collaborators and teacher research. These sources have included:
- Dr. R.G.N. Laidlaw Centre
- Education Commons (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto)
- Provost’s Office at the University of Toronto
- Ontario Ministry of Education and Training
- Canadian Federal Government (which has included; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, TeleLearning-Network Centres of Excellence, SchoolNet, Canada Foundation for Innovation, The International Association of Laboratory Schools, and the Council of Ontario Directors of Education)
Procedures, Applications, and Forms
For assistance with accessible documents, please contact the JICS Laboratory School.
Contact for Research Inquiries
For further information or assistance, please contact Chriss Bogert, Vice-Principal & Research Coordinator.