Postsecondary education

Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: The Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada (2010)

This discussion paper, prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), looks at the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) as a vehicle for promoting equitable access to post-secondary education, particularly for students from lower-income families. Specifically, it brings to light various methods through which student loan repayment can be managed, and evaluates current program approaches.

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2012-05-23

Navigating Post-secondary Education in Canada: The Challenge of a Changing Landscape (2010)

In this paper, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) argues that the country needs a comprehensive framework that provides students with clear indications of the pathways they can take through the post-secondary education sector.

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2012-05-18

Up to Par: The Challenge of Demonstrating Quality in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (2009)

In this document, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) discusses the complex challenges associated with defining and demonstrating quality in post-secondary education.

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2012-05-09

Post-secondary Education in Canada: Strategies for Success (2007)

This is the second annual report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) on the post-secondary education sector in Canada. While some modest gains have been made since the first report, the authors say that for the most part, Canada continues to lag behind other jurisdictions.

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2012-05-02

OCC Skilled Workforce Policies (2012)

In this document, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) calls on the government of that province to take steps to ensure future productivity and to head off projected labour shortages.

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2012-04-02

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.

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2012-03-01

Accredited Online Colleges on the Rise (2012)

In this paper, the author suggests that distance learning is not only here to stay, but will have an unprecedented impact on the educational systems currently in place.

The promise of online learning is that it will one day deliver personalized content to every student, tailored to each individual’s learning style and presented at a pace determined by the individual’s ability and availability.

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2012-01-27

Accord on Indigenous Education (2010)

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) brings together deans, directors and chairs of education in Canadian universities and colleges. In 2010, members of ACDE adopted this accord, with the vision of creating respectful learning environments, developing inclusive curricula, and recognizing and promoting Indigenous knowledge in education.

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2011-12-20

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 7 (2010)

Exploring a Post-Secondary Institution

This document is part of the curriculum developed by the New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project, which was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. The project uses existing workplace Essential Skills curricula, adapted to meet the needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners.

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2011-12-13

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: University Attainment (2010)

According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of working-age Canadians with a university education increased steadily between 1993 and 2009. In 1993, 18 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had received a university certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree; by 2009, that proportion had jumped to 28 per cent.

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2011-12-02

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