Students At Risk
While most Canadian students perform well compared to those in other developed countries, some are at risk of failing to complete high school. The lack of a high school diploma in today’s society can have serious social and economic repercussions. To address this critical issue, TLP commissioned a report by Dr. Ben Levin that reviewed the research on students at risk. TLP also conducted a National Roundtable on Students at Risk in January 2005 for provincial/territorial senior policy decision-makers, co-sponsored by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).
Recognizing the importance of continuing and strengthening the dialogue on issues related to students at risk, TLP organized a National Dialogue on Students at Risk in February 2006 in Vancouver. The goal was to raise the awareness about the issue of students at risk to the national agenda and to align those who have a role to play in addressing this serious problem. Sponsored by TLP, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), and the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba, the event included policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, industry representatives, parents and other key players from across Canada. Approximately 250 participants, including about 40 presenters, exchanged knowledge, ideas and best practices while examining inter-sectoral approaches to supporting at risk students.
Click here for the Summary Report of the National Dialogue