ERIC Number: ED452428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
MLA [Member of Legislative Assembly] Committee on Lifelong Learning: What We Heard.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
The MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Committee on Lifelong Learning held consultations at more than 14 rural and urban locations throughout Alberta to gather stakeholders' and community members' views on the need for lifelong learning and ways of promoting it. Participants were asked to identify strategies to encourage and enable adults to return to learning and thereby improve their employment potential and realize their career goals, as well as to share information on learning activities and needs in their communities. More than 400 individuals participated in the consultations. Their suggestions fell primarily into the following categories: (1) ensure that students in the basic learning system are successful in their learning; (2) increase opportunities for adult learning; (3) strengthen community-based learning; (4) provide special supports for literacy, English-as-a-second-language, and other special needs programs; (5) develop a directory of learning programs and supports available to Albertans; (6) develop better cooperation and collaboration among learning providers; (7) encourage greater employer support for lifelong learning; (8) improve standards and certification to improve facilitation of lifelong learning; (9) fund lifelong learning; and (10) promote lifelong learning. The concerns raised during the individual meetings varied, depending on whether the meeting was in a rural or urban location and participants' knowledge of lifelong learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education, Certification, Change Strategies, Community Attitudes, Community Education, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Supply, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Marketing, Material Development, Meetings, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment, Rural Areas, School Business Relationship, Special Needs Students, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Systems Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas
For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/pubstats/LifelongLearning/WhatWeHeard.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada