Canada continues to slip further down the learning curve and is falling behind the international competition in many stages of education and learning, says a new report released by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).
“While Canada does possess strengths in education, we are not setting the conditions for future success,” says Dr. Paul Cappon, President and CEO of CCL.
In what is its final report, What is the Future of Learning in Canada?, CCL recommends the creation of a Council of Ministers on Learning—a federal/provincial/territorial body responsible for coordinating lifelong learning across the country to address Canada's learning issues. The report also recommends establishing clear and measurable national goals for each stage of learning as well as independent monitoring to assess Canada’s progress on meeting these goals.
Dr. Cappon will present CCL's findings and recommendations on all aspects of learning cycle—from early childhood, through school, post-secondary education and adult and workplace learning and training—during a cross-Canada speaking tour that is being launched on Oct. 11, 2011, in Ottawa.
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