Canada needs a national standard by which to judge the quality of its post-secondary education institutions, a report released last Tuesday concludes, writes Mike Barber of Canwest News Service. The Canadian Council on Learning study suggests Canadians don't understand what "quality post-secondary education'" should be, due in part to the many jurisdictions into which colleges and universities fall.
Beyond Maclean's magazine's annual rankings of Canadian universities, no single standard exists to help students decide where to attend or institutions to demonstrate the efficacy of their services. And as Canadian schools seek to attract more international students to their campuses, national standards would help institutions here distinguish themselves from foreign competition, the study said.
Full report on the Canada.com site
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