Canadian Attitudes Toward Learning

October 11, 2006

The Canadian Council on Learning surveyed more than 5,000 Canadian adults about education issues. Over 80% see the connection between education and success in life. Almost 100% of Canadians feel that colleges should teach work-related skills, and that universities should provide general knowledge and help students prepare for further learning. Only about half of Canadians believe that PSE institutions have enough spaces for qualified students, or enough research funding. (See http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl/reports/SCAL/?Language=EN )