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Show entries from: December 2011 returned 33 result(s).

Why we need more women in mining jobs

Published: 02/12/2011 4:11:00 PM - Author: none
'...Getting more females into skilled trades and technology careers is seen as being crucial to support Canada's economy and infrastructure. "The crisis associated with critical shortages of skilled workers makes it imperative that government, educators and industry work together as partners and utilize a cohesive approach in solving the problem of skilled worker shortages and do everything possible to attract women to the skilled trades and technologies,"...'

Boys’ poor results in reading feared to be spreading to math, science

Published: 02/12/2011 4:08:00 PM - Author: none



'Boys have fallen behind in science and lost their long-held dominance in math, and though the results are a Canadian first, the problem may be a familiar one: reading.

Reading has been a weak spot for boys for decades. The latest national standardized test results show the gap between girls and boys in reading is growing, and that it is spreading to math and science...'

Technology: educational divider or equalizer?

Published: 02/12/2011 4:03:00 PM - Author: none
'...How much technology should be in the classroom is one of the most hotly debated issues in education. The latest gadgets can be out of reach for low-income families, but those in favour say it’s the responsibility of schools to provide a digital education, which is necessary for an emerging work force...Statistics Canada does not track children’s access to technology at home, but there is anecdotal evidence and growing concern in education over a phenomenon known as the “app gap.”...'
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