ERIC Number: ED475421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Facts and Gaps. A Canadian Policy Research Networks Conference Sponsored by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 5-6, 2002).
Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
Canadian Policy Research Networks, with the sponsorship of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation, organized a conference on Access to Post Secondary Education (PSE) that brought together a cross section of experts and stakeholders, including government representatives, to discuss trends in participation, access, and financial and other support. This report summarizes papers presented at the conference and the discussions they provoked. The first session, "Trends in PSE," featured papers on trends in PSE and costs, PSE participation and student continuation, and trends in PSE finance and capacity. The second session, "Preparedness for PSE," focused on academic achievement among Canadian youth, male underachievement, and PSE counseling in the context of career paths. Session 3, "Participation in PSE," considered the roles of family, neighborhood, and government in PSE participation. "Financial Assistance for PSE," the fourth session, presented reports on student income and expenditures, student loans and debt, and student needs assessment. "Intervention Programs" were the focus of the fifth session, with papers on academic intervention in the United States and aboriginal participation in PSE in Canada. Session five also included a discussion of the federal government's Innovation and Skills and LearningAgendas. The discussions that concluded each of the sessions made it clear that there was broad agreement among participants that the prime focus of debate on access to PSE has shifted from a focus on student finance in the 1990s to a concern with equal access and the social values underlying PSE. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Preparation, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada