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ERIC Number: ED525042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9266-1248-5
What Is the Future of Learning in Canada?
Canadian Council on Learning
In its final report to Canadians, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) reveals that Canada is slipping down the international learning curve. The needs in this area are stark. The potential rewards are enormous. But Canada is falling behind competitor countries and economies. It is on the wrong road and must make a dramatic change in the course it is taking. This final report summarizes the state of learning for each stage of the life cycle. This analysis of Early Childhood Education and Learning (ECEL) illustrates a paradox that runs through each phase of learning in this country: huge discrepancies between what Canadians purport to believe and the actual programs and practices to which they have access. The discrepancies are due to the dysfunctional relationships among governments and the consequent absence of national goals. This report describes the intergovernmental mechanisms that are required to ensure future learning success in Canada. It also recommends ways by which educators, learners, experts and civil society can link to those mechanisms in support of genuine national learning objectives. Appended are: (1) Toward a Pan-Canadian Framework for Post-Secondary Education; (2) Accord Intercantonal Sur L'Harmonisation De La Scolarite Obligatoire (Concordat Harmos); (3) CCL's Commitment to Lifelong Learning; and (4) A list of three conditions for CMEC and provincial/territorial ministers to be motivated to assume national responsibility. (Contains 5 tables, 1 diagram, 2 figures and 112 endnotes.)
Canadian Council on Learning. c/o University of Ottawa, 50 Laurier East Suite 108, Ottawa, ON K1N 1H7, Canada. Tel: 613-569-7600; Fax: 613-569-6129; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council on Learning
Identifiers - Location: Canada