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ERIC Number: ED516759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Budget 2010 Summary/Implications
Canadian Teachers' Federation (NJ1)
Given the prevalence of child poverty in Canada, its effects inevitably get played out in schools and classrooms. Poverty negatively shapes learning opportunities for students. The Canadian Teachers' Federation's (CTF's) research has found that many low-income children experience reduced motivation to learn, delayed cognitive development, lower achievement, less participation in extracurricular activities, lower career aspirations, interrupted school attendance, lower university attendance, an increased risk of illiteracy, and higher drop-out rates. In concert with these observations the CTF made a series of recommendations on how these challenges can be addressed. These recommendations are presented in this paper.
Canadian Teachers' Federation. 2490 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1, Canada. Tel: 866-283-1505; Tel: 613-232-1505; Fax: 613-232-1886; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation
Identifiers - Location: Canada