ERIC Number: ED469814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Thematic Review on Adult Learning: Canada. Country Note. Revised.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This document analyzes main issues concerning adult learning and policy responses in Canada. Section 1 introduces a background report (available separately), discussions with stakeholders, and site visits. Section 2 addresses the general context of adult education (AE). Sections 3-6 cover four themes that structure the Thematic Review of Adult Learning. Section 3 examines incentives for AE participation, describing the magnitude of AE; examines populations with less access; and examines the extent of informal learning and efforts to build on informal and prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition programs. Section 4 addresses developing integrated approaches to AE provision, including local systemic approaches to postsecondary education; provincial variations making it difficult for individuals and employers to understand overall offerings in AE nationwide; partnerships that are important methods of linking institutions and programs; and creation of mechanisms of outreach and information related to adult offerings. Section 5 examines improving AE quality, pedagogy, and variety of learning. Section 6 examines policy coherence and effectiveness and these two challenges: adult programs that result largely from postsecondary policies, and division between federal and provincial governments. Section 7 presents these future issues: coming recession, electronic learning, and continued urbanization of the population. (Contains 25 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cooperative Programs, Developed Nations, Economic Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Learning Motivation, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Publicity, Stakeholders, State Government, Urban Population
For full text: http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00032000/M00032160.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Canada