ERIC Number: ED106482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing for Life-Long Learning. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Pacific Association for Continuing Education, Burnaby (British Columbia).
The statement reflects Canada's growing interest in adult education. Lifelong learning is viewed as necessary for coping with a complex and rapidly changing society and additional benefits of adult education can be seen in terms of cost benefits and the use of existing educational structures. Social factors influencing the need for adult learning opportunities include the knowledge explosion, computer technology, and the trend away from strictly youth-oriented schooling. Five areas of individual need are: pursuit of life-long interests; professional, vocational, and career upgrading; coping with the information explosion; identifying and resolving community problems; and life enrichment. Canadian citizens and provincial educators are indicating more interest in adult education. Many feel that the concept could better be served by a restructured Department of Education with support and coordinating services for an adult education program; cooperative action at regional and community levels through decentralization, already begun in the province; and by new methods of need assessment, coordination and delivery of services. Appended are: a Canadian policy for continuing education; adult education in British Columbia; and tables illustrating growth of adult education in British Columbia. (MDW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Attitude Change, Career Development, Community Planning, Cooperative Planning, Decentralization, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Individual Needs, Needs Assessment, Organizational Change, Professional Continuing Education, Regional Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Association for Continuing Education, Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada