Catching up with the Swedes: Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap
The weak literacy skills of Canadians without post-secondary education raises issues about the adequacy of literacy skills acquired at the primary and secondary level. Canada has a strong post-secondary education record. But what needs more recognition from all sectors of society is that there is a continuous need for maintaining and upgrading skills -- much as an automobile needs regular maintenance or a computer requires upgrades. Finally, there is a need for wider recognition in Canada that much can be achieved in the literacy front by promoting volunteer activities, primarily among youth, as well as encouraging the use of public libraries and getting people more interested in following current events.
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