Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, May 2012
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The May 2012 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada contains three articles.
The first article, "Study Habits and the Reading, Mathematics and Science Performance of 15-year-old Female and Male Students, Programme for International Student Assessment, 2009," looks at the study habits of male and female 15-year-old students in 2009 and how various approaches to the completion of schoolwork are associated with differences in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores.
The second article, "Principals' Perspectives: Hindrances to the Instruction and Learning of 15-year-old Students, by Province, PISA 2009," identifies the types of hindrances affecting instruction and learning in schools attended by 15-year-olds in 2009, as reported by school principals.
"Problem-solving Skills and Labour Market Outcomes – Results from the Latest Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL)" reports on a recent international assessment of problem-solving skills in the adult population. Factors that help to explain variation in the distribution of problem-solving skills include prose literacy skills, educational attainment, age, gender and occupation.
Note to readers
This is the final issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada. In future, analytical articles on education themes will be published directly on Statistics Canada's website.
The May 2012 issue of Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada, Vol. 9, no. 1 (Catalogue number81-004-X, free), is now available online. In Browse by subject, click Education, training and learning, and then Education Matters, under Featured products on the right.
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