Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: Young Adults' Participation in Post-secondary Education (2010)

In this report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors note that in 2009, the proportion of young adults participating in formal post-secondary education rose to its highest point in Canadian history, with the increasing proportion of young people attending Canadian universities serving as the main driver for the overall increase.

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2011-09-13

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

Is it Possible to Accurately Forecast Labour Market Needs? (2007)

The authors of this review have analysed research materials to determine whether it is possible to accurately predict labour market needs.

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2011-06-07

The Benefits of PLAR in Canadian Universities [Video - 3:24] (2008)

This brief video focuses on Canada-wide efforts to ensure the quality of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the university setting.

The video includes interviews with some of the people involved in bringing together university representatives to discuss their concerns about PLAR and how to make sure that it is an academically reliable, rigorous process.

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2011-06-03

Moving Forward on Workplace Learning (2008)

Report from the Forum on Employer Investment in Workplace Learning

The author notes that Canada lags behind other developed countries when it comes to the percentage of workers participating in job-related education and training. To understand better why this is the case, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) commissioned Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) to prepare a discussion paper on employer investment in workplace learning in Canada.

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2011-06-03

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

The rural-urban gap in education (2006)

Lessons in Learning - March 1, 2006

The authors note that students in rural Canada are falling being their urban counterparts, both in test scores and in level of education attained. Evidence suggests that school conditions and economic conditions combine to discourage rural students from achieving their educational potential.

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2011-05-27

AdLKC 2009 Symposium: Linking Communities / Overcoming Barriers (2009)

This document offers an account of the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre’s (AdLKC’s) fourth and final annual symposium, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June 2009.

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2011-05-24

Challenging Literacy Prejudices Through Theatre [Video - 3:23] (2008)

This video, part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), focuses on a Montreal literacy group that uses theatre both to help people with low literacy skills express themselves and to raise awareness of the barriers and prejudices they face.

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2011-05-20

The Early Childhood Population Databases (2009)

This document offers an inventory of databases concerning children ages birth to six throughout the world.

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2011-05-20

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