ERIC Number: ED034934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Toward Co-operation; The Development of a Provincial Voice for Adult Education in British Columbia, 1953 to 1962.
Selman, Gordon R.
This paper traces the origin and development of the British Columbia provincial adult education organization during 1953-62. A series of biannual conferences for those interested in adult education began in late 1954. A more formal structure, the British Columbia Adult Education Council, was created in 1957 and continued until 1962, when it was replaced by the British Columbia Division of the Canadian Association for Adult Education (CAAE). The Council, run by a committee of eight representing a broad range of agencies and organizations, had been set up to coordinate individuals and organizations in adult education and to provide a clearinghouse for ideas. Among its activities had been seven semiannual meetings on liberal education, current trends in adult education, adult learning, public affairs education, the role of adult education, and correctional education. As set out in a CAAE annual meeting on June 2, 1962, functions of the new Division included providing special focus and leadership, information services and consultation, representing the CAAE in negotiations with other bodies, promoting adult educator training, increasing and diversifying the CAAE membership and financial base, and conducting special projects and research. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Univ. Extension.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada; Canadian Association for Adult Education
Note: Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, No.3