Postsecondary education

Canadian post-secondary graduates and further education: Who continues and why? (2009)

This report examines patterns of participation in further education among postsecondary graduates from colleges and institutes, university colleges, and universities across Canada, with particular emphasis on the participation of Canadian‐born Aboriginal people; Canadian‐born non‐Aboriginal people; and immigrants.

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2013-06-07

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

Do students entering university have the basic writing and math skills they need? (2005)

Lessons in Learning – October 28, 2005

While recent testing suggests that Canadian students’ comprehension of basic skills is generally not declining, proficiency exams administered within some universities do show very slight declines in the skills of incoming students. Even though this decline is small overall, the authors of this paper say it does offer lessons in learning for students, their families, professors, universities, and governments.

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2013-05-14

Prepared for Success - 2010 - 2011 (2012)

A Study of the Success of Adult Upgrading Graduates in the First Semester of Postsecondary Programs

This document is the latest in a series of reports that examine the postsecondary outcomes of students who have moved on from upgrading programs to further education in Ontario’s college system. It is made up of charts and bar graphs that analyze and compare results for the past eight years.

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2013-04-16

Working to learn: Meeting university and college costs (2006)

Lessons in Learning – June 29, 2006

The cost of postsecondary education in Canada has risen sharply since the early 1990s. While larger student loans are covering some of the increased cost, most postsecondary students are relying on employment income and personal savings as their principal source of funds.

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2013-03-07

A Selected Literature Review for Adult Learner Success: Aboriginal Upgrading Program (2012)

Published by Bow Valley College in Calgary, Alberta, this document is based on a review of studies by Aboriginal scholars, as well as relevant government reports. The authors’ goal was to implement promising practices suggested by the literature into the college’s Aboriginal upgrading program.

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2013-03-01

Where Did They Go? Post-Secondary Experiences, Attitudes & Intentions of 2005/06 BC High School Graduates Who Did Not Pursue Public Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia by Fall 2007 (2009)

By the end of the fall term of 2007, 42 percent of British Columbia’s 2005/06 high school graduation cohort had not registered at a public post-secondary institution. In March 2008, about 2,000 of these graduates were surveyed to find out more about them, their plans, and the reasons behind their decisions regarding postsecondary education.

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2013-02-27

The cultural divide in science education for Aboriginal learners (2007)

Lessons in Learning - February 1, 2007

Aboriginal people in Canada are sharply underrepresented in science and engineering occupations. As well, Aboriginal students take advanced high school science classes and enrol in science-related postsecondary programs at much lower rates than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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2013-02-25

Gender differences in career choices: Why girls don't like science (2007)

Lessons in Learning - November 1, 2007

While growing numbers of Canadian women are successfully pursuing postsecondary studies, there is still a large gender gap in science-related occupations and a gender-based wage gap.

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2013-01-03

University of the Third Age (UTA) (2009)

This document provides a look at the University of the Third Age (UTA), established in 1976 by the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec. The UTA offers people over the age of 50 the chance to pursue higher education and, at the same time, increase their social interaction and cultural involvement.

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2012-12-17

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