ERIC Number: ED118843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Promise: A Perspective on Continuing Education in British Columbia. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Devlin, Laurence E.; Jeffels, Ronald R.
An examination of Canadian continuing education in general and in British Columbia, specifically, is presented. The motives of learning, classification of adult learner orientations, and social influences on adults are discussed. A state of the art review analyzes Canadian university populations, emphasizing the fact that the proclivity for participation in adult education is related to the level of formal education attained, with more participation by those who have reached higher levels of education. Institutional limitations in British Columbia are discussed in terms of: course offering patterns, geared to full-time day students; location, making access to postsecondary education facilities difficult; finance, limiting course offerings and scholarship or funding programs; and noncredit offerings, attended by the greatest proportion of adult students. Professional leadership and two-year community college development in major pools of population throughout British Columbia are discussed, with a list of college roles and functions. It is suggested that the enormous growth of Canadian adult education might be met through strengthening existing institutions' commitment, and developing specialized institutions or agencies to conduct adult education programs. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, Foreign Countries, Institutional Role, Postsecondary Education, Professional Personnel, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada