Is there really such a Thing as a “Second Chance” in Education?
AbstractWhile the reading proficiency of Canadian 15-year-olds closely predicts reading proficiency at age 24, young adults can shape their reading skills after the end of compulsory schooling. In the transition to young adulthood, reading skills generally improve – but more for some groups than for others. Immigrants, in particular, manage to close performance gaps between the ages of 15 and 24. Participation in some forms of formal post-secondary education is consistently and substantially related to improvements in reading skills between the ages of 15 and 24.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by OECD Publishing in its series PISA in Focus with number 19.
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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