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ERIC Number: ED023055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 12
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Measuring the Need for Adult Basic Education.
Adamson, Edith
The 1,024,785 people who reported four or less grades of schooling in the 1961 Canadian Census point up the paradox of a society where free compulsory education to age 16 is assumed to mean everyone will at least complete elementary school. To understand these people as individuals, all available census data on these educationally deficient adults were compiled, showing that approximately 10% of the total were aged 15-29; 18,022 served in managerial, professional, and technical occupations; 10,649 earned over $5,000 in 1961; 1:3 were women; 216,109 men were not in the labor force; about 10% of Canadian children lived in families where the household head was one of the 1,024,785; recent increases in opportunities still have not adequately reached 43.6% of the Indians and 90% of the Eskimos; and 25.8% were not born in Canada. Public libraries in Canada should furnish reading material for these adults, with suggestions from adult education leaders. (Six pages of tables and statistics are presented. This document is also available from the Canadian Association for Adult Education, Corbett House, 21 Sultan St., Toronto 5, Canada, $.50). (jf)
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Identifiers - Location: Canada