Canada’s lacklustre performance on the OECD’s test of adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving has raised questions about the quality of provincial education systems, but the explanation for the poor scores lies elsewhere, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Underperforming Adults? The Paradox of Skills Development in Canada,” author Andrew Parkin determines the real reason for the lackluster performance of Canada’s adults and makes recommendations on how to address skills deficits.
September 16, 2015