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June 2005, volume 2 number 2
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
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.
Get the third set of updates to selected indicators
in Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program 2003 (81-582-XIE).