The Canadian Education Statistics Council releases updated indicators in education



    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Education Statistics Council, a
partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and
Statistics Canada, released today 63 updated tables from the report Education
Indicators in Canada: A Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators
Program (PCEIP). Released in December 2007, the report is a comprehensive data
compendium on the characteristics and functioning of education systems in the
provinces and territories. It examines key developments and emerging trends
related to the school-age population, the financing of education systems, and
the school-to-work transition.
    The updated tables include data from the 2006 Census, information on
public expenditure, household expenditures on education, university tuition
fees, public elementary-secondary school enrolment and educators,
postsecondary enrolment and graduation and university educators, university
research and development, and the transition between school and the labour
force.
    This update contains new tables looking at the results from the 2003
International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey for numeracy by age group, sex,
and urban/rural status. The update also includes a number of tables focusing
on Aboriginal populations, looking at demographic information, numeracy, and
the impact of educational attainment.
    "The PCEIP tables are used by each province and territory for
interjurisdictional comparisons. The tables provide a perspective on education
across Canada and over time," indicated the Director General of CMEC, Dr.
Raymond Théberge. The next set of updated tables is scheduled for release in
December 2008 by the Canadian Education Statistics Council.
    The new tables are available for download at
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/81-582-XIE/2007001/update200806-en.htm

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects
in areas of mutual interest and concern.





For further information:

For further information: Tamara Davis, Communications Coordinator, (416)
962-8100, ext. 241, E-mail: t.davis@cmec.ca, Web site: www.cmec.ca; Client
Services, Centre for Education Statistics, Statistics Canada, 1-800-307-3382,
Web site: www.statisticscanada.ca

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