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ERIC Number: ED344282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Is Our Nation at Risk: Corporate Leaders Respond.
Chinien, Chris A.; Boutin, France
In recent years the disquieting evidences regarding the poor performance of public education in the United States have led Americans to believe that their nation was at risk. This apprehension has been translated into numerous recommendations for educational reforms. A brief overview of the American public school system uses qualitative examples to illustrate its problems. In Canada the call for change in education has been less dramatic and alarming. However, increasingly business leaders are expressing their dissatisfaction with Canada's public schools. Widespread illiteracy and the significant proportion of high school dropouts provide some worrisome indicators about the performance of those schools. Canadian corporate leaders believe that its economic competitiveness as a nation is threatened because its public schools fail to prepare a significant number of young Canadians to face the challenges of an internationalized knowledge-based economy. Evidence to substantiate these concerns is drawn from qualitative and quantitative studies in the late 80s and early 90s. (20 references) (RR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Canada