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ERIC Number: ED469814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Canada