ERIC Number: ED429173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Maturing of a Profession: An Overview of Workplace Education Practitioner Development Opportunities = Une Profession en Plein Essor: Un apercu des possibilites de perfectionnement offertes aux practiciens de l'education en milieu de travail.
This document consists of English and French versions of a report profiling some of the local, regional, and national professional development opportunities available to workplace education practitioners across Canada. The report begins with an introduction that describes the process used to identify the programs (surveys and interviews with more than 35 representatives of practitioner development programs and an Internet search). Presented next is an executive summary that discusses the following topics: role of practitioner development in the development of workplace education as a field and a profession; and overview of key points learned about professional development programs for workplace educators (audience, scope, frequency, level, links, format, content, delivery, funding, other professional development opportunities, and the future). The remaining 90% the report consists of descriptions of 27 professional development programs provided through universities, consortia, labor unions, professional associations, and industry improvement councils across Canada. Each program description contains some or all of the following: city and province; program title; general information; host organization; contact information; dates offered; participant characteristics (number attending, eligibility, background, workplace education experience); program details (developing organization, objectives, topics, presentation format, materials, training leaders, evaluation methods); administrative details (fees, funding); and comments. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Conferences, Delivery Systems, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Literacy Education, National Programs, Participant Characteristics, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Program Development, School Districts, Statewide Planning, Teacher Improvement, Unions, Workplace Literacy
National Literacy Secretariat, Human Resources Development Canada, 15 Eddy Street, Room 10E10, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1K5 (Catalogue no. MP95-2/2-1999E); Tel: 819-953-5280; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nald.ca/nls.htm
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada