ERIC Number: ED204486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education: The Third System. A Discussion Paper.
Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This paper raises 15 issues concerning the system of adult education in Ontario. Underlying these issues are three fundamental questions posed by the paper: (1) To what extent, if any, should the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities commit themselves to a philosophy of lifelong education?, (2) Given the extent of the investment in continuing education, should the two Ministries have a comprehensive policy of continuing education to ensure coordination?, and (3) Given that the majority of learners from grade 9 up are now parttime students, should continuing education be a high priority? The paper discusses the 15 issues in six chapters. These chapters cover the following topics: philosophical approach to continuing education; adult basic education (including adult educator training); access to continuing education, including alternative delivery systems; and government legislation and funding. Some specific client groups for continuing education are tentatively identified in the paper. They include the undereducated, the unemployed, the underemployed, the handicapped, and the aging. It is posited that continuing education could perhaps be expanded and made more accessible to meet the needs and demands of all of those who seek learning opportunities. A form for reaction to the issues under discussion is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adults, Continuing Education, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Institutional Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Problems, Teacher Education, Underemployment, Unemployment
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.