Edited by Sarah E. Eaton and Tracey Bretag
Canada lags behind other OECD nations in terms of research, particularly in the area of educational integrity (Eaton & Edino, 2018). Education in similar nations such as the UK, Australia and New Zealand is federally regulated whereas in Canada it is a provincial matter. Unlike TEQSA (Australia) or the QAA (UK), the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, provides leadership to provincial ministers of education, but has no national regulatory authority. This decentralized approach to education requires a more a rigorous and research-informed foundation to help scholars, educators and policy makers understand how to develop evidence-informed approaches to classroom practices, administrative procedures, and institutional policies.