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September 16, 2015

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.

Andrew Parkin
Andrew Parkin, Former Director General of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada,

Andrew Parkin has devoted his career to advancing evidence-based policy making, bringing diverse interests together, and bridging the gap between policy research and public dialogue in order to lead and inform non-partisan debate and action about Canada and its future.