ERIC Number: ED106626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education in British Columbia.
British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Adult Education Research Centre.
The report of adult education in British Columbia is a preliminary survey of a sample of educational programs for adults in the Province. The report discusses three varieties of adult self-education (casual contacts, structured events, and self-directed learning) and concludes that the hidden costs and deficiencies of such learning are enormous and frequently discourage many adults from desiring to learn. Based on a concluded necessity and expediency of providing organized and directed educational programs for adults, the report surveys various institutions' involvement in adult education: Department of Education; other Provincial government departments; Federal government; business, industry, and labor; community recreational centers; religious groups; voluntary agencies; proprietary schools; cultural institutions; and professional associations. The report also summarizes the results of recent research into the nature of individual participation on adult education with respect to: personal characteristics; socio-economic characteristics; residence factors; attitudes; attendance and dropout; and learning needs. The report agrees with earlier recommendations for the creation of a Director of Adult Education and a Council of Adult Education in the Provincial Department of Education, and favorably reports on studies made in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta suggesting the extension of educational opportunities to the total population. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Adult Education Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada