Education

Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective 2013 (2014)

This report places certain aspects of the educational systems in Canada’s provinces and territories in an international context.

It uses a series of indicators that have been developed to align with the definitions and methodologies used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allowing for international comparisons.

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2014-02-13

Educating the Human Brain: Book Review (2011)

This is a review of the book “Educating the Human Brain,” written by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart, and published in 2006. The reviewer is described as a doctoral candidate in the psychology department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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2012-08-21

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

Apprenticeship - Building a skilled workforce for a strong bottom line (2006)

Return on Apprenticeship Training Investment for Employers - A Study of 15 Trades

This study, commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), examines the costs and benefits to employers of apprenticeship training.

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2011-12-02

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future (2008)

Report on Learning in Canada 2008

This document presents an overview of how well equipped Canadians are as learners to meet the needs of the future. The authors state that while Canada has an enviable system of formal education, Canadians could benefit from a wider range of learning opportunities to sustain economic well-being and achieve greater social equity.

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2009-11-10

Literacy and Policing in Canada: Target Crime With Literacy - Fact Sheets (2009)

More than 23,000 Canadian adults took part in an International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey in 2003. This survey defined literacy as “the ability to use and understand information that is fundamental to daily life at work, at home, and in the community.” Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada have adopted this definition.

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2009-09-02

Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project - Phase II: Chapleau (2001)

This is a brief study written in 2001 that extracts demographic data sets regarding literacy rates, attitudes and situational factors among youth learners with the Listen to Learn Youth Literacy Project in Chapleau, Ontario. The survey examines a small number of youths ranging in age from 15 to 24 and from varying backgrounds.

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2009-08-19

Youth Literacy Project - Phase II (2001)

Low literacy youth are a segment of the population in Ontario that is often neglected. The purpose of this research to investigate the reasons for youth nonparticipation in northeastern Ontario's existing Adult Basic Education programs, by attempting to get out-of-school youth involved in deciding what they feel would best meet their educational needs.

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2009-08-05

Report on Successful Community Based Efforts to Recruit and Retain Late-Entry Learners into Colleges and Universities (2009)

This research project is intended to identify and catalogue First Nations community-based initiatives across Canada that target late-entry learners. The focus is on recruitment strategies that target First Nations persons and identifies post-secondary institutions that have been successful in assisting students make the transition to student life and culturally appropriate pedagogy.

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2009-08-04

It's Our Right: A Showcase of Workplace Education Program Learner Stories (2008)

This booklet highlights stories of different CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) locals across Canada that have successfully taken on the challenge of setting up workplace education programs for their members. The programs described have created a variety of opportunities for CUPE members.

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2009-02-18

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