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Pathways to success : how knowledge and skills at age 15 shape future lives in Canada

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France, p.126 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3054 .C2 P38 2010

URL:

http://www.sourceoecd.org/9789264077492

Keywords:

Education--Canada, Life skills--Canada, School-to-work transition--Canada, Youth--Employment--Canada

Abstract:

Partial contents: Introduction : the case for linking PISA with longitudinal studies -- PISA 2000 and the Canadian context -- Starting right : Canadian results from PISA 2000 -- Decisions after school : pathways followed by the cohort born in 1984 -- Predicting success : key characteristics of youth affecting transitions to education and the labour market -- Acquiring human capital : the relationship of PISA reading proficiencies and the pathway to higher education -- Competent pathways to work : PISA scores and labour market returns -- Conclusion.; Summary: This publication presents the findings of Canada's Youth in Transition Survey, which complements OECD's PISA survey and offers significant new policy insights in understanding students' choices at different ages and the impact of these decisions on consequent education and labor market outcomes. YITS is a longitudinal study that tracks 30,000 Canadian students who took part in the PISA 2000 assessment and, with interviews every two years, follows their progress from secondary school into higher education and the labor market.--Publisher's description.