Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

Understanding the academic trajectories of ESL students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 2, 2008

In this document, the authors explore the implications of research that shows wide variations in learning outcomes among sub-groups of English as a Second Language (ESL) students in schools in Canada’s largest cities.

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2012-06-13

Parlez-vous français? The advantages of bilingualism in Canada (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 16, 2008

Research has shown that being bilingual confers many cognitive benefits, including diminishing the effects of aging on the brain. In Canada, being able to function in both English and French can also have economic benefits.

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2012-06-07

The replacements – Non-permanent teachers (2008)

Lessons in Learning – November 13, 2008

Non-permanent teachers are known by a variety of titles, including substitute teachers, supply teachers, occasional teachers, or teachers on call. Whatever title they are given, they play an important role in Canada’s education systems: between Kindergarten and Grade 12, a child will be taught by a non-permanent teacher the equivalent of one full year.

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2012-05-31

Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: The Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada (2010)

This discussion paper, prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), looks at the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) as a vehicle for promoting equitable access to post-secondary education, particularly for students from lower-income families. Specifically, it brings to light various methods through which student loan repayment can be managed, and evaluates current program approaches.

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2012-05-23

Navigating Post-secondary Education in Canada: The Challenge of a Changing Landscape (2010)

In this paper, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) argues that the country needs a comprehensive framework that provides students with clear indications of the pathways they can take through the post-secondary education sector.

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2012-05-18

More education, less employment: Immigrants and the labour market (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 30, 2008

The authors point out that while recent immigrants to Canada have attained high levels of education, they earn less and are more likely to be unemployed than their Canadian-born counterparts.

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2012-05-11

Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (2009)

In this document, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) discusses the complex challenges associated with defining and demonstrating quality in post-secondary education.

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2012-05-09

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Strategies for Success (2007)

This is the second annual report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) on the post-secondary education sector in Canada. While some modest gains have been made since the first report, the authors say that for the most part, Canada continues to lag behind other jurisdictions.

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2012-05-02

No “drop” in the bucket: the high costs of dropping out (2009)

Lessons in Learning – February 4, 2009

Despite recent declines in high school dropout rates, thousands of young Canadians still leave high school every year without a diploma.

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2012-04-30

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