ERIC Number: ED226933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Some Aspects of Community Adult Education in the Northwest Territories of Canada, 1967-1974.
Lidster, Echo L. R.
Published as a record of the early development of some aspects of community adult education in the Northwest Territories of Canada, 1967-1974, the book begins with a statement of the philosophy of adult education and a listing of objectives of community adult education. The first three philosophical bases listed are: start with people where they are (in this case living in remote settlements scattered over a circumpolar area comprising 1/3 of Canada's land mass); people are anxious to learn about events happening around them and exploding in their midst; and where feasible programs should be taken to the people rather than plucking people out of settlements to take them to the programs. The first three program objectives cited are: to develop programs which will meet the needs as expressed by the citizens of the community to be served; to encourage research and development; and to give the community responsibility for the program. A background section and an adult education section are provided for each of the programs in four regions: Baffin Region (7 programs), Fort Smith Region (12 programs), Inuvik Region (8 programs), and Keewatin Region (4 programs). A special topics section (24 items) and 15 appendices conclude the document. (BRR)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Change, Community Education, Cultural Context, Culture Conflict, Daily Living Skills, Educational History, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Eskimos, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Home Management, Local Issues, Money Management, Rural Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers: Canada; Northwest Territories