ERIC Number: ED449297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Trends in Adult Education and Training in Canada (1985-1995). Report of Canada in Preparation for CONFINTEA V.
Beaudet, Gaetan; Senechal, Gilles
Between 1985 and 1995, the progress of adult education in Canada was largely influenced by the restructuring of the economy and the job market; the changing nature of the state; the media and new information and communication technologies; and social and cultural change. Adult participation in education and training increased from 19 percent in 1983 to 28 percent in 1994. These were priority areas: job-related training; those who receive government assistance; customized training; literacy and basic education; and life and work. Awareness of the nature of literacy grew, and involvement in promoting literacy grew significantly. Advances in areas such as access to postsecondary education and lifelong learning showed how training and adult education can create greater equality among persons and groups in relation to the development of Canadian society. A considerable volume of adult education and its funding occurred under federal and joint federal-provincial jurisdiction as labor market, literacy, and vocational training. Corporate, community, trade union, and the private sectors were also involved as were libraries, museums, and community centers. Fields of intervention were equal opportunities for women; citizenship, environment, health, and democracy and the information highway; international cooperation; cooperation between industrialized countries; cooperation for development; and training programs. Lifelong learning is a key for entering the next century. (Appendixes include 112 references and a glossary.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship, Communications, Democracy, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Trends, Environment, Equal Education, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Information Management, Information Technology, International Educational Exchange, Internet, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Sex Fairness, Social Change, State Government, Trend Analysis, Users (Information), Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.cmec.ca/international/adulted-en.stm.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council of Ministers of Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada