Lessons in Learning

The effectiveness of work-experience programs in Canadian high schools (2009)

Lessons in Learning – October 22, 2009

Work-experience programs take many forms, including job shadowing, cooperative education, virtual work experience, and apprenticeships.

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2012-02-17

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

Making the environmental grade: The benefits of going green in the classroom (2009)

Lessons in Learning – June 24, 2009

In this document, the authors discuss both the benefits and the challenges of making environmental education a component of classroom learning.

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2011-11-15

Learning Cities: Optimizing Economic and Social Well-being through Lifelong Learning for All (2007)

Lessons in Learning – November 15, 2007

The authors examine the concept of learning cities, defined as communities where lifelong learning is explicitly used as an organizing principle and social goal in order to foster healthier, more inclusive, better educated cities.

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2011-11-04

The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

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2011-10-14

Strategies for overcoming barriers to training and education for Canadians with disabilities (2009)

Lessons in Learning - October 7, 2009

The authors of this document note that individuals with disabilities often encounter barriers to education, impeding the development of their literacy skills. That, in turn, hurts their job prospects.

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2011-09-30

Learning about sex and sexual health (2009)

Lessons in Learning - July 22, 2009

The authors of this document note that in Canada, there has been much progress in recent years on several key indicators of adolescent sexual and reproductive health. For example, the teen pregnancy rate has declined noticeably since the 1970s. However, many Canadian teenagers still take risks with their sexual health, including not using condoms during sex.

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2011-09-26

Minority Francophone Education in Canada (2009)

Lessons in Learning - August 20, 2009

The authors point out that while official language minority education rights are protected by the Charter and the Official Languages Act, the provision of quality education for minority Francophones remains a challenge. Adult literacy assessments show that Francophone adults in minority-language contexts have weaker literacy skills than their majority-language counterparts.

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2011-09-20

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

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