ERIC Number: ED197448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Challenge and Change.
Thomas, Alan M.; Davie, Sonja
While enrollment is declining in Ontario's elementary and secondary schools, the demands for adult education are increasing. This paper explores the possibility of integrating the two systems. The authors consider the conceptual bases for an integrated system as well as the effects of integration on administration, staff selection and training, buildings, teaching styles, and finance. The Education Act (Canada, 1974) is cited as evidence that school boards have the right to extend their activities to the adult population. The authors argue that school boards should respond actively to adult needs for technical literacy and basic education programs, with emphasis on serving those who never completed their elementary or secondary education. If boards are to avoid occupying a diminishing role in the community, they must become involved in programs for and recruitment of adult students. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Continuing Education, Declining Enrollment, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Mergers, Postsecondary Education, Retrenchment, Student Recruitment
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01443/CODE00305; $.50 microfiche).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Note: For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.