ERIC Number: ED473598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Knowledge Matters: Skills and Learning for Canadians. Canada's Innovation Strategy.
Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
This paper outlines the skills and learning challenges that Canada faces to ensure it meets its skills and learning requirements for the 21st century. It proposes a series of national goals and milestones against which progress can be measured over time and reported on regularly to Canadians. Following an introduction, Sections 2-5 discuss the skills and learning challenges Canada faces in each of the following areas: building a foundation for lifelong learning for children and youth; strengthening accessibility and excellence in postsecondary education; building a world-class workforce; and helping immigrants achieve their full potential. Each section is divided into these areas: where we are now; what we are doing now; what we need to do; and how the government of Canada could contribute. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Competition, Developed Nations, Economic Progress, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Immigrants, Innovation, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Research and Development, Skills, Stimuli
Human Resources Development Canada, 140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, Level 0, Hull, QC K1A 0J9, Canada (Catalogue no. SP-482-02-02). Web site: http://www.innovationstrategy.gc.ca Available in alternate formats upon request. For full text: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/stratpol/sl-ca/doc/toc.shtml.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada