Youth

The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps - 2012 Report (2012)

Since 2005, the Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps have been offered in remote First Nation communities in northern Ontario to help children retain and build their literacy skills over the long school vacation. This report outlines the highlights of the 2012 camps.

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2013-03-08

Do high levels of extracurricular activities help or hinder child development? (2010)

This study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) to examine rates of extracurricular participation for Canadian children and youth aged six to 17 years.

The authors found that 86 percent of children and youth participated in at least one extracurricular activity. Overall, participation seemed to benefit children and youth’s development, particularly in the area of pro-social behaviour.

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2013-03-06

Apprenticeship training in Canada (2006)

Lessons in Learning – July 25, 2006

In Canada, apprenticeship offers the potential to address both labour shortages in the skilled trades, and youth unemployment. However, there are negative attitudes towards apprenticeship, as well as a lack of information about apprenticeship.

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2013-02-27

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

The Impact of Experiential Learning Programs on Student Success (2009)

This document offers an analysis of 35 research studies that looked at the impact of experiential learning (EL) on student achievement, secondary school graduation, and students’ preparation for life after high school.

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2013-02-22

Equality in the classroom: The educational placement of children with disabilities (2007)

Lessons in Learning - May 1, 2007

This paper examines the issue of full inclusion for students with disabilities versus placement in special-education classrooms, with particular reference to an Ontario case that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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2013-01-29

Creating the learners society needs: An examination of knowledge building (2007)

Lessons in Learning - September 6, 2007

Although Canadian workers have more education than ever before, numerous surveys of business leaders suggest that employers are dissatisfied with their employees’ so-called “soft” skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, and self-motivation. Recent research suggests that a learning strategy called knowledge building can help students acquire and develop these skills.

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2013-01-10

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to New York City (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation offers an overview of a City of New York program aimed at reducing the rate of reoffending among young prison inmates, and funded through an investment vehicle called a social impact bond, which encourages private-sector funding for promising social programs.

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2013-01-08

So you want to start a homework club… How to set up and run homework clubs (2007)

An Organizer's Workbook

The term “homework club” generally refers to an after-school program where tutors offer homework and reading support for a group of students on a regular basis. Frontier College, a national literacy organization, has been organizing such programs in every part of Canada since 1984 and this guide is based upon the knowledge gained through that experience.

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