Lessons Learned: Achieving Positive Educational Outcomes in Northern Communities

The Conference Board of Canada, 54 pages, February 1, 2012
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This report examines education in the context of Northern communities. Its primary objective is to explore Northern experiences and share lessons learned, practices, and models that Northerners believe are having a positive impact on educational outcomes.

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Canada is regarded as a world leader in educational outcomes. However, this appears to be true for only part of the country. Northerners lag behind their Southern counterparts in terms of high school, post-secondary, and—especially—university attainment. Lessons Learned examines education in the context of Northern communities, with the primary objective of exploring Northern experiences and sharing lessons learned, practices, and models that Northerners believe are having a positive impact on educational outcomes. The report highlights a number of critical factors involved in positive learning. By sharing examples of Northern educational practices and models that could be adopted more broadly throughout the North, the report offers insights and ideas on ways to tackle the challenges identified.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1

Methodology

Chapter 2—An Overview of Educational Outcomes in the North

  • Variance in Northern Educational Outcomes
  • Educational Outcomes and Socio-Economic Factors
  • Educational Outcomes in Northern Aboriginal Populations

Chapter 3—Understanding the Challenges and Measuring Educational Outcomes in the North

  • Interview Findings
  • Statistical Findings
  • Putting It All Together: A Cycle of Social Conditions and Educational Outcomes

Chapter 4—What’s Being Done? Education in Action

  • Elements of Developing Responsive Northern Content
  • Elements of Ensuring Effective Delivery
  • Building Sustainable and Local Capacity
  • Schools as Hubs
  • Partnerships

Chapter 5—What Still Needs to Be Done? Lessons Learned

Priority Areas for Policy Development

Appendix A—Bibliography

Appendix B—Interview Guide and Interviewee Breakdown

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