Post-secondary education in Canada: Who is missing out? (2009)

Lessons in Learning – April 1, 2009

The authors of this document note that Canada’s performance in terms of educational attainment is ahead of most other developed countries. However, post-secondary participation remains low among some demographic groups in Canada, including students from low-income families, students with no history of higher education in their family, and Aboriginal students.

The authors discuss the reasons for under-representation among those groups and point to a number of promising practices for closing the gap.

The authors conclude that dealing with the collective barriers confronting low-income, first-generation and Aboriginal students requires a coordinated effort by governments, educators, parents, members of the community, and students themselves. These efforts will be critical to maintaining economic prosperity and an egalitarian society in Canada.

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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Post-secondary education in Canada: Who is missing out? 2009. Web. 4 Dec. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/post_secondary/post_secondary.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2009). Post-secondary education in Canada: Who is missing out?. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/post_secondary/post_secondary.pdf
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