ERIC Number: ED468798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Alberta's Adult Learning System: A Context for Discussion.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
This profile of Alberta's adult learning system draws together information from widely different sources for the period 1994-1995 to 1999-2000. The profile looks at Alberta's system relative to those in other jurisdictions in Canada and discusses emerging trends and issues. The profile provides a context for discussing policy and program directions to help improve Alberta's postsecondary education system. The profile is presented in relation to four key outcomes that support Alberta Learning's business plan goal of providing high quality learning opportunities to Albertans: accessibility; affordability; responsiveness and flexibility; and innovation through research excellence. The profile shows that Alberta's adult learning system provides learners with a comprehensive range of credit and noncredit opportunities delivered through public, private, and community-based providers, which include 23 public, board governed institutions and more than 150 private colleges. There are more than 150 nonprofit voluntary organizations providing noncredit adult learning opportunities in Alberta. The profile also traces key events in the development of the province's adult education system. Three appendixes provide additional information in a summary of the data, a statement of Alberta's tuition fee policy, and a glossary. (Contains 13 tables and 50 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Credit Courses, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Noncredit Courses, Outcomes of Education, Profiles
Business and Policy Analysis, Adult Learning Division, Alberta Learning, 11th Floor, Commerce Place, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L5. Tel: 310-0000 (Toll Free); Tel: 780-415-4863; Fax: 780-422-3688.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada