ERIC Number: ED457366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Social Movement Learning: The Growing Jobs for Living Project. NALL Working Paper.
Clover, Darlene E.; Hall, Budd L.
The New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) project is a Canada-wide 5-year research initiative during which more than 70 academic and community members are working collaboratively within a framework of informal learning to address the following issues: informal computer-based learning, recognition of prior learning, informal learning in a variety of social locations, learning within marginalized or disadvantaged cultures, and learning about school-to-work transitions. The NALL project's primary objective is to identify major social barriers to integrating informal learning with formal/nonformal learning and certification and to support new program initiatives to overcome such barriers. The NALL project's focus is on the informal and nonformal learning practices of people involved with the Growing Jobs for Living Project (GJOBS) in the Quinte bioregion, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Canada. These learning practices are related to the principles and practices of environmental adult education, feminist adult education, and transformative learning. The global and ideational contexts of some of the major socio-environmental changes and problems that have affected the Quinte bioregion and been a catalyst for GJOBS were examined. The methods used to study the informal learning practices of GJOBS participants were reviewed. The major outcomes of the study were discussed from the standpoint of their relationship to the broader field of adult education. (Contains 25 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Certification, Computer Uses in Education, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Informal Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interpersonal Attraction, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Nonformal Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Research Methodology, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Transformative Learning, Transitional Programs, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
New Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($3). Tel: 416-923-6641; Fax: 416-926-4725 ($3). For full text: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/sese/csew/nall/res/18insea rchof.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. New Approaches to Lifelong Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Canada