Dropouts

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Chris [Video - 1:12] (2012)

This video is part of a series produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes lifelong learning.

It focuses on a young man who quit school at age 16, vowing never to go back. However, he has realized the importance of learning, and is studying at a community centre.

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2014-06-03

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

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2013-07-11

Educational outcomes at age 21 associated with reading ability at age 15 (2009)

Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, June 2009, Vol 6 No. 2

This article, published by Statistics Canada, looks at the association between reading proficiency as measured at age 15, and both high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education by age 19.

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2013-05-30

Marcia Jeffers' speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:59] (2009)

Since 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has celebrated International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) with a writing contest. The contest is open to participants in a series of writing workshops, along with learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language (ESL), seniors’, and workplace programs.

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2013-04-05

Creating Clearer Sightlines to Employment – Webinar presented by John McLaughlin, Essential Skills Ontario [Video – 59:53] (2012)

This webinar, presented by the manager of research and business development at Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), offers an opportunity for discussion of the research paper of the same name.

Even with improvements in the economy, people without high school diplomas are staying unemployed, he points out. This represents a long-term decline in job prospect for those with low educational attainment.

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2012-12-21

Clearer Sightlines to Employment: What Works for Job-Seekers with Low Educational Attainment (2012)

Becoming State of the Art: Research Brief No.2, 2012

This research brief, prepared by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), explores options for involving business and industry representatives in the design and delivery of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) training to provide a clearer path to employment for adults who lack a high school diploma.

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2012-10-05

Students on the move: Ways to address the impact of mobility among Aboriginal students (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 15, 2008

The high school completion rate for Aboriginal students falls well short of the Canadian average. Recent research has highlighted student mobility as a major barrier to successful completion of high school.

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2012-07-30

The Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning: Challenging Assumptions (2012)

Research Brief

This document offers a brief account of a study, carried out between 1998 and 2007, of 1,000 high school dropouts in the Portland, Oregon, area of the United States.

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2012-07-10

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

Registered Apprentices: The Cohorts of 1994 and 1995, One Decade Later (2010)

This report looks at completion and dropout rates for registered apprentices among two groups created from the Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS). These groups are made up of registered apprentices who first enrolled in an apprenticeship program in 1994 or in 1995.

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2011-10-21

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