Education indicators in Canada
On March 29, CMEC released a document titled Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective (seems to be based on data/information from 2011-204). If you are into a pan-Canadian comparative education – then this is for you. It includes data from primary grades to post-secondary (tertiary) levels. It compiles data from the following areas:
- The output of educational institutions and the impact of learning
- Financial resources invested in education
- Access to education, participation and progression
- The learning environment and organization of schools
- Skills proficiencies of adults
If you are like – a skimmer of headlines – and the thought of ploughing through all the charts and data is totally tedious, there is a highlights page. Here are a couple of indicators that I found interesting from here:
- In Canada, the proportion of adults aged 25 to 64 with tertiary education (college/university completion) increased to 54% in 2014, the highest rate among OECD countries.
- In Canada and other OECD countries, employment prospects increase with educational attainment.
- Canadians with higher levels of educational attainment tended to have higher levels of ICT and problem-solving skills.
Check it out!