Released in 1968, the Hall-Dennis Report - officially titled "Living and Learning: The Report of the Provincial Committee on Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario" - is arguably the most famous government issued education report in Ontario's history.
That's because, unusual for a government education report, it espoused a sweeping progressive education philosophy which called for a more child-centred approach to teaching and learning in Ontario schools:
"The curriculum of the future must be child-oriented and must provide opportunities for choice within broadly defined limits."
The Hall-Dennis Report influenced education in Ontario throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. However, its influence waned after the conservative A Nation at Risk report (summarized in Week 8
) was released in the United States in 1984.
Still, its proposals for education are still relevant, even in the 21st century.