ERIC Number: ED315611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
History of Adult Vocational Education in Canada.
This review of adult vocational education in Canada includes an introduction, highlights in the history of adult vocational education in Canada, and a summary. The introduction considers what adult vocational education is and explains the relationship between Canada's constitution and education. The highlights section covers these periods: before Confederation, Confederation to the First World War, World War I and the Depression years, the Second World War and the post-war period, and the coming of age of adult vocational education thereafter. A section called Summary, Issues, and Conclusion provides statistics on Canadian participation in adult education and information about government support for adult education. (In 1982, a survey indicated that 34 percent of Canadian adults were learners. In 1983, a comprehensive survey revealed that one in every five Canadians aged 17 and over was enrolled in at least one adult education course, making the size of the adult education population almost as large as the elementary and secondary populations. The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and the Secretary of State sponsored a National Forum on Post-Secondary Education in Saskatoon in 1987 that drew a wide representation from governments, universities, industry, and interest groups.) The document concludes with a 21-item reference list. (CML)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada