ERIC Number: ED315634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
History of Adult Vocational Education in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
This paper traces the development of adult vocational education in New Brunswick from its beginning in 1918 to the present. Highlights summarize the adult vocational history before confederation and to World War I, when the first Vocational Education Act was passed in 1918. The paper then summarizes the events of World War I and the Depression years, World War II and the post-war years, and the 1960s to the present. A comparison of the 75 years shows that in 1918, 1,434 students were served, whereas in 1989, the number was more than 46,000. Courses increased from 26 to 162, and the number of full- or part-time teachers increased about 25 times. The budget went from $26,056 in 1918 to more than $88 million in 1989. The paper concludes that the pioneers of adult vocational education were strong, forward-looking persons who saw its potential and were determined to realize it. Early legislation and programs were sufficiently broad and flexible to allow the service to grow and adapt to changing circumstances as more resources became available, training needs changed, and technology offered varied delivery systems. Finally, the paper states that funding has been and will continue to be a challenge for adult vocational education and that delivery methods for adult programs will grow with new technology to meet future needs. (KC)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).
Identifiers - Location: Canada