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The National Canada's Shame: Illiteracy

Canada is considered one of the world’s leading countries, but our hidden shame is the 42% of our population who are illiterate. Illiteracy means many are living on the edge of poverty, unable to get ahead. With numerous roadblocks in our present federal and provincial system, what is the future for Canadians who cannot read and write? The program profiles ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - June 2006 Fighting Illiteracy: The Swedish Way

Illiteracy is a big problem in Canada. Many Canadians can't read well enough to understand even the simplest labels or signs. Some experts say our education system is to blame. In this News in Review story we'll look at how one former illiterate individual had to struggle against that system to turn her life around. We'll also travel to Sweden ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2006

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News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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