post-secondary education

April 25, 2019
This report was published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Ontario is best served — economically and socially — by a post-secondary education system that focuses on increasing opportunities for students who need it the most, and that measures the outcomes of the policies and programs that seek to do this. The government of Ontario is in a position to implement an outcomes-based funding model that can expand opportunities for Ontario youth to move successfully into and through the post-secondary sector and into the labour market,...
April 25, 2019
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just two pages or less!  1. What is the research about? This research compares returns on education for graduates of post-secondary institutions who delay post-secondary education and those who proceeded with no delays. The research uses a unique survey that collects information on a representative cohort of graduates longitudinally.    2. Where did the research take place? This research took place in Canada. It explores whether the gap...
September 20, 2017
Mentoring relationships may have an effect on student attrition. Astin (1984) and Tinto (1993) identified several factors that contributed to student attrition, including academic and social integration. According to Tinto, academic and social integration influence students’ decisions to persist in school or to drop out. Tinto found that various built-in characteristics such as family background, K-12 educational achievements, academic abilities, and other personal attributes significantly influenced rates of student persistence. Moreover, integrating students who enter college socially,...
September 27, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?Participation in post-secondary education (PSE) enhances the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and societies overall. Unfortunately, certain groups of young people are underrepresented in PSE. Bridging programs have the potential to respond to the many and often overlapping challenges underrepresented youth face by providing individualized and alternative...
September 27, 2016
This report was published by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The purpose of this report is to review the evidence related to how well existing PSE bridging programs support and enable underrepresented youth to access, persist, and complete a PSE program. To close the PSE opportunity gap and “move the dial” on PSE access and completion equity, our report is intended to serve as an evidence-based resource for youth-serving organizations and individuals interested in developing and/or evaluating bridging programs. This report provides a point-in-time summary of the evidence...
June 21, 2016
This infographic was created by GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca (Ontario Securities Commission). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Against the backdrop of rising post-secondary debt, a recent Investor Education Fund study explored early contributing factors among Ontario high school students aged 14–18. This infographic looks at such factors to increase financial literacy in youth.
September 27, 2015
This report was published by Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report examines lingering post-recession youth joblessness in Ontario. It focuses on labour market trends that impact Ontarians aged 15–24. A detailed analysis of the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey reveals Ontario’s youth continue to suffer from unemployment levels that are twice as high as the overall provincial unemployment level. The data shows that young workers without postsecondary education face substantially higher unemployment rates and substantially lower...