Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Learning about sex and sexual health (2009)

Lessons in Learning - July 22, 2009

The authors of this document note that in Canada, there has been much progress in recent years on several key indicators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For example, the teen pregnancy rate has declined noticeably since the 1970s. However, many Canadian teenagers still take risks with their sexual health, including not using condoms during sex.

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2011-09-26

Minority Francophone Education in Canada (2009)

Lessons in Learning - August 20, 2009

The authors point out that while official language minority education rights are protected by the Charter and the Official Languages Act, the provision of quality education for minority Francophones remains a challenge. Adult literacy assessments show that Francophone adults in minority-language contexts have weaker literacy skills than their majority-language counterparts.

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2011-09-20

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education (2010)

In this report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors note that in 2009, the proportion of young adults participating in formal post-secondary education rose to its highest point in Canadian history, with the increasing proportion of young people attending Canadian universities serving as the main driver for the overall increase.

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2011-09-13

Is it Possible to Accurately Forecast Labour Market Needs? (2007)

The authors of this review have analysed research materials to determine whether it is possible to accurately predict labour market needs.

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2011-06-07

The rural-urban gap in education (2006)

Lessons in Learning - March 1, 2006

The authors note that students in rural Canada are falling being their urban counterparts, both in test scores and in level of education attained. Evidence suggests that school conditions and economic conditions combine to discourage rural students from achieving their educational potential.

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2011-05-27

Reading the Future: Ryan Rolfe [Video - 5:30] (2008)

This five-minute video is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

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2011-04-15

Reading the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

Reading the Future: Sabrina Jaundoo [Video - 4:15] (2008)

This video, about four minutes in length, is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The videos feature adult learners discussing how improving their literacy skills broadened their horizons.

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2011-04-01

Reading the Future: Keppel Disney [Video - 5:17] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 44-year-old man who grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and, from the beginning, struggled academically in his small rural school. He dropped out of school and eventually ended up in jail.

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2011-03-22

Fact Sheet - Learning to know: High-School Dropout Rate (2010)

The authors of this document begin by defining the dropout rate as the proportion of Canadians aged 20 to 24 who have not completed high school and are not attending school.

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2011-03-18

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