When reading a scholarly work, it is helpful to consider the background of the author, as well as the theoretical and/or ideological lens through which he or she is examining a topic or issue. Familiarizing yourself with the mandate of the place of publication can also be helpful. Below is some brief background information on the authors of the three articles you are going to read:
Article #1 is written by Xiaobin Li who is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Brock University. Dr. Li's areas of scholarship include educational finance and educational law.
Article #2 is written by Julie Mathien who was a Masters of Education student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto when she wrote this introduction to her graduate thesis.
Article #3 is written by Barbara Richter for EFTO Voice, a magazine which is published by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario. EFTO is the teachers' federation (i.e., union) for elementary teachers in Ontario.
After you have closely read the three articles, choose two of them to focus on. Log into the LMS and answer the following forum question which is a graded task: