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Education Matters: Insights on education, learning and training in Canada

June 2005, volume 2 number 2

Literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills – Foundation skills for a knowledge-based economy

Education has a strong, persistent and lifelong effect on literacy skills. Individuals with more education not only begin their working lives with higher skill levels, they also are more likely to maintain those skills at high levels into their advanced years.

School libraries – An under-resourced resource?

The typical library in the typical Canadian school is under-funded, receiving little money for the purchase of library materials. Moreover, while over 90% of Canadian schools are equipped with a library, only 38% of school libraries are staffed with a teacher-librarian, and many of those work in the library on a part-time basis.

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