ERIC Number: ED163225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in British Columbia during the Depression. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, Number 12.
Selman, Gordon R.
During the 1930s in Canada, the senior levels of government and local agencies initiated educational programs to help people cope with the distress and demoralization resulting from the depression. Programs originated in eleven major areas: technical-vocational education, night schools, relief camps, educational relief measures outside camps, self help, correspondence instruction, provincial recreation, university extension, community drama, library services, and public affairs. For example, in technical and vocational education the government provided aid to technical-vocational education, unemployment and agricultural assistance, and a youth training program. In summary, the depression stimulated an increase in both the amount and the range of adult education. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Correspondence Study, Drama, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Evening Programs, Extension Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Library Services, Low Income, Migrant Housing, Poverty Areas, Poverty Programs, Public Affairs Education, Public Agencies, Recreational Programs, Self Help Programs, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1W5 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: Not available in hard copy due to light print