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Education
Just over 1,066,000 students were enrolled in Canadian universities during the academic year 2007/2008, up 0.6% from the previous academic year. This is a much slower rate of growth than the annual average increase of 2.9% since 1998/1999. (Full Story)
About 241,600 students received a degree, diploma or certificate qualification from a Canadian university in 2007, a 6.9% increase from 2006. Over 80% of the increase occurred in Ontario. (Full Story)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada),  The CMEC Summit on Aboriginal Education will be held on February 24 and 25, 2009, at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (Full Story)
The academic achievement of nine-year-olds has been strongly linked to the knowledge that children have of numbers, as well as to their ability to copy and use symbols, as they enter school at the age of 5. (Full Story)
Children with disabilities and children from marginalized groups (migrants, street children, HIV/AIDS orphans) are still today largely excluded from the school system. The International Conference on Education, organized by UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) from 25 to 28 November 2008 in Geneva (Switzerland) will examine ways for schools to become more open to diversity and effectively reduce the drop-out rate. (Full Story)
The theme of the 48th session of the ICE is “Inclusive Education: the Way of the Future” and it will be held in November 2008 in Geneva. It is organized by the International Bureau of Education (IBE), the UNESCO institute specializing in assisting Member States to achieve quality Education for All through innovative curriculum development and implementation. (Full Story)
This first Forum aims at examining the systems of lifelong learning and training and at enhancing innovative practices in various parts of the world, as the stakes of competence are central to competitive processes between continents. (Full Story)
Ottawa—For the second year in a row, Canada’s overall score on the Composite Learning Index has improved—with the greatest upward trends seen in Quebec and Atlantic Canada—according to the latest results from the Canadian Council on Learning’s annual measure of lifelong learning. (Full Story)
Credit : Liang Zhao
Immediately after the visit to the Holocaust museum, we all sat together and shared the feelings we all thought we would have so much trouble expressing. It was clear to all of us during our group discussion that tolerance is the only answer; so why does it sometimes seem so rare to come by? (Full Story)
Kristina Lall (l.) and Melanie Yeh (r.)
Though our differences were obvious, we shared a common goal. This was the beginning of the Trip for Tolerance, a journey that would encourage every student to share his or her unique identity and learn more of others. (Full Story)
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