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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036397
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article addresses overqualification, which concerns both workers and employers because people who hold jobs that make few demands on their skills have lower earnings and lower levels of productivity.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2002010
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication provides a general picture of francophone literacy in Canada and discusses literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also looks at the process of producing literacy and the literacy training of francophones, while attempting to sort out the impacts that various social and cultural factors have on literacy.

    Release date: 2002-12-06

  • Stats in brief: 88-001-X20020067892
    Description:

    Institutions in the higher education sector usually have records of funds received by them specifically for research and development , and some can provide lists of research projects carried out by staff. The research and development expenditure estimates are based on reports of payments awarded to institutions through the annual survey of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).

    Release date: 2002-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2002001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the difference in reading performance between students in rural and urban schools. It uses data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Release date: 2002-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046385
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment, this article examines issues relating to access and use of information and communications technology (ICT). The issues under study include: - the extent to which Canadian youth have access to and use ICT; - how access to and use of ICT by Canadian youth compares with that of children in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries; - the relationship of ICT access and use to a student's gender; - whether the child was born in Canada; - the province lived in; - the school attended; and - socio-economic status.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046386
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article estimates the cost for Canadian students studying in a master's program for one full year at a Canadian university, by province, field of study and gender. It uses the National Graduates Survey and supplemental information on tuition, incidental fees, books, room and board, and lost income.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046387
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis addresses issues around student borrowing and debt loads, using data from the Canadian Student Loan Program.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X20010016269
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    In surveys with low response rates, non-response bias can be a major concern. While it is not always possible to measure the actual bias due to non-response, there are different approaches that help identify potential sources of non-response bias. In the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), surveys with a response rate lower than 70% must conduct a non-response bias analysis. This paper discusses the different approaches to non-response bias analyses using examples from NCES.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X20010016293
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    This paper presents the Second Summit of the Americas Regional Education Indicators Project (PRIE), whose basic goal is to develop a set of comparable indicators for the Americas. This project is led by the Ministry of Education of Chile and has been developed in response to the countries' needs to improve their information systems and statistics. The countries need to construct reliable and relevant indicators to support decisions in education, both within their individual countries and the region as a whole. The first part of the paper analyses the importance of statistics and indicators in supporting educational policies and programs, and describes the present state of the information and statistics systems in these countries. It also discusses the major problems faced by the countries and reviews the countries' experiences in participating in other education indicators' projects or programs, such as the INES Program, WEI Project, MERCOSUR and CREMIS. The second part of the paper examines PRIE's technical co-operation program, its purpose and implementation. The second part also emphasizes how technical co-operation responds to the needs of the countries, and supports them in filling in the gaps in available and reliable data.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016307
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), co-ordinated by Statistics Canada, was conducted in some 20 countries between 1994 and 2000. Based on the survey's findings, a wrap-up report containing a comparative analysis of reading skills in participating countries was published in 2000 through funding from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Unfortunately, there are very serious methodological problems with this survey that make it unusable for comparative purposes.

    This presentation discusses the survey's weaknesses and, more generally, the pitfalls of applying a universal measure of skills in countries with different cultures and different languages. Analyses of the survey results reveal the extent to which translation and wording altered the difficulty of the test questions. The range of scores on the various items among the participating countries confirms this linguistic bias. Moreover, respondents' attitudes (motivation, attentiveness, refusal, etc.) are not only culturally marked and tightly bound to the survey tradition in their own countries, but are also a determining factor in a survey intended to construct a measure of skills. Only highly detailed coding could separate the respondents' attitudes toward this long and difficult survey and differentiate between a deficiency of skills or a lack of motivation or attention.

    This paper is based on an assessment of the survey within the European Community. Its findings have led to the publication of a series of articles and a book on the subject.

    Release date: 2002-09-12
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  • 1. Community Profiles Archived
    Profile of a community or region: 93F0053X
    Description:

    The 2001 Community Profiles provide 2001 Census data for close to 6,000 communities, as well as for large and smaller metropolitan areas. These profiles contain free information for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian reserves and settlements, etc.), for counties or their equivalents and for metropolitan areas, as well as data for 2003 health regions. Additional information on data quality, definitions, data quality indexes, special notes and other supporting text is available.

    Release date: 2002-06-27

  • Table: 81-590-X2000001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort among member countries of the OECD, designed to assess, on a regular basis, the achievement of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy through a common international test.

    This report presents initial results for Canada, Canadian provinces and selected countries from PISA 2000. Reading literacy is the major focus of PISA 2000, with mathematical and scientific literacy as minor domains.

    This report also includes results from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS), a Canadian longitudinal survey designed to examine the patterns of, and influences on, major transitions in young people's lives, particularly with respect to education, training and work.

    Thirty-two countries participated in PISA 2000. In Canada, approximately 30,000 15-year-old students from more than 1,000 schools participated.

    Release date: 2002-01-03
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  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X20020036397
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article addresses overqualification, which concerns both workers and employers because people who hold jobs that make few demands on their skills have lower earnings and lower levels of productivity.

    Release date: 2002-12-17

  • Articles and reports: 89-552-M2002010
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication provides a general picture of francophone literacy in Canada and discusses literacy in the context of language transfers to English. It also looks at the process of producing literacy and the literacy training of francophones, while attempting to sort out the impacts that various social and cultural factors have on literacy.

    Release date: 2002-12-06

  • Stats in brief: 88-001-X20020067892
    Description:

    Institutions in the higher education sector usually have records of funds received by them specifically for research and development , and some can provide lists of research projects carried out by staff. The research and development expenditure estimates are based on reports of payments awarded to institutions through the annual survey of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).

    Release date: 2002-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2002001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examines the difference in reading performance between students in rural and urban schools. It uses data from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Release date: 2002-11-25

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046385
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment, this article examines issues relating to access and use of information and communications technology (ICT). The issues under study include: - the extent to which Canadian youth have access to and use ICT; - how access to and use of ICT by Canadian youth compares with that of children in other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries; - the relationship of ICT access and use to a student's gender; - whether the child was born in Canada; - the province lived in; - the school attended; and - socio-economic status.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046386
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article estimates the cost for Canadian students studying in a master's program for one full year at a Canadian university, by province, field of study and gender. It uses the National Graduates Survey and supplemental information on tuition, incidental fees, books, room and board, and lost income.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010046387
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis addresses issues around student borrowing and debt loads, using data from the Canadian Student Loan Program.

    Release date: 2002-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-522-X20010016307
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), co-ordinated by Statistics Canada, was conducted in some 20 countries between 1994 and 2000. Based on the survey's findings, a wrap-up report containing a comparative analysis of reading skills in participating countries was published in 2000 through funding from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Unfortunately, there are very serious methodological problems with this survey that make it unusable for comparative purposes.

    This presentation discusses the survey's weaknesses and, more generally, the pitfalls of applying a universal measure of skills in countries with different cultures and different languages. Analyses of the survey results reveal the extent to which translation and wording altered the difficulty of the test questions. The range of scores on the various items among the participating countries confirms this linguistic bias. Moreover, respondents' attitudes (motivation, attentiveness, refusal, etc.) are not only culturally marked and tightly bound to the survey tradition in their own countries, but are also a determining factor in a survey intended to construct a measure of skills. Only highly detailed coding could separate the respondents' attitudes toward this long and difficult survey and differentiate between a deficiency of skills or a lack of motivation or attention.

    This paper is based on an assessment of the survey within the European Community. Its findings have led to the publication of a series of articles and a book on the subject.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-592-X
    Description:

    This Pan-Canadian Education Research Agenda (PCERA) 2001 symposium synthesis report was written by Dr. Yvonne Hébert of the University of Calgary. This synthesis report offers a critical review of the research presented at the third PCERA symposium held at Laval University in Québec on May 22 and 23, 2001. The symposium, which was held in conjunction with the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) during the annual Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, explored research and policy issues related to the role of teacher education/educator training, teacher/educator supply and demand, teacher/educator professional development, indicators of success, and leadership.

    This report addresses the major policy issues that were discussed at the event and offers recommendations for future research.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-593-X
    Description:

    This Pan-Canadian Education Research Agenda (PCERA) 2001 symposium report documents the proceedings of a symposium held at Laval University in Québec on May 22 and 23, 2001. The symposium, which was held in conjunction with the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) during the Annual Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, explored research and policy issues related to the role of teacher education/educator training, teacher/educator supply and demand, teacher/educator professional development, indicators of success, and leadership.

    This report includes summaries of speeches, discussions and research presentations, as well as research paper abstracts and the researchers' biographies. According to the report, new teachers and educators will need more support and resources to succeed. Professional growth plans and other professional development strategies for teachers and educators should be investigated to effectively promote lifelong learning. The report suggests that partnerships between universities and schools could strengthen teacher training programs.

    Release date: 2002-09-12
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X20010016269
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    In surveys with low response rates, non-response bias can be a major concern. While it is not always possible to measure the actual bias due to non-response, there are different approaches that help identify potential sources of non-response bias. In the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), surveys with a response rate lower than 70% must conduct a non-response bias analysis. This paper discusses the different approaches to non-response bias analyses using examples from NCES.

    Release date: 2002-09-12

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X20010016293
    Description:

    This paper discusses in detail issues dealing with the technical aspects of designing and conducting surveys. It is intended for an audience of survey methodologists.

    This paper presents the Second Summit of the Americas Regional Education Indicators Project (PRIE), whose basic goal is to develop a set of comparable indicators for the Americas. This project is led by the Ministry of Education of Chile and has been developed in response to the countries' needs to improve their information systems and statistics. The countries need to construct reliable and relevant indicators to support decisions in education, both within their individual countries and the region as a whole. The first part of the paper analyses the importance of statistics and indicators in supporting educational policies and programs, and describes the present state of the information and statistics systems in these countries. It also discusses the major problems faced by the countries and reviews the countries' experiences in participating in other education indicators' projects or programs, such as the INES Program, WEI Project, MERCOSUR and CREMIS. The second part of the paper examines PRIE's technical co-operation program, its purpose and implementation. The second part also emphasizes how technical co-operation responds to the needs of the countries, and supports them in filling in the gaps in available and reliable data.

    Release date: 2002-09-12
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