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ERIC Number: ED045902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 38
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A Brief on the Concept of Continuing Education.
Thomas, Alan M.
This brief discusses the difficulties created by the lack of clear relationship between formal and adult education systems in Canada, the chaotic conjunction of the two systems--one pressing upward and the other pressing downward; and proposes continuing education as a solution to the problem posed by the present educational structure. A study of the characteristics of the two educational systems shows that while each could offer experience and method to the other, they are different and encroaching on each other; and the sharing is happening with uneven unawareness, and without plan or evaluation. To facilitate the sharing, the systems must be joined consciously and intelligently into a system of "continuing education" which would base its theoretical framework on the fact that human beings are capable of learning different things in different ways throughout their entire lives; all citizens are entitled to a certain level of education at public expense; and that learning is work and students are fully participating citizens. Such a system would put a premium on the operation of individual choice about learning as early in one's life as possible. (PT)
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Identifiers: Canada