ERIC Number: ED475124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the MLA Committee on Lifelong Learning: Helping Adults Return to Learning To Improve Their Employment Potential and Realize Their Career Goals.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
In 1999, the Committee on Lifelong Learning of the Ministry of Learning in Alberta, Canada, conducted a series of consultations on lifelong learning to identify ways of helping adults return to learning to improve their employment potential and realize their career goals. The committee received input from more than 450 Albertans in 14 rural and urban communities. The committee synthesized the input received during the consultation process into the following recommendations: (1) enhance the flexibility of learning opportunities; (2) promote a coordinated approach to recognition of prior learning and promote course/program transferability; (3) enhance community-based learning; (4) promote trades as a career choice; (5) provide more opportunities for applied learning; (6) encourage learning providers to collaborate for adult upgrading opportunities in adult settings; (7) improve adult literacy; (8) enhance provision of English-as-a-second language programming; (9) build confidence for adults to pursue lifelong learning; (10) increase awareness of adult counseling and career development services; (11) support funding for lifelong learning; (12) encourage government and employers to support lifelong learning; (13) achieve effective use of technology, including learning technologies; (14) encourage seniors' participation in lifelong learning; (15) develop a directory of learning opportunities and supports; (16) develop a policy framework for lifelong learning; and (17) communicate the importance of lifelong learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Career Development, Coordination, Counseling Services, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Students, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Public Policy, Role of Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Skill Development, State Surveys, Synthesis, Urban Areas, Urban Education
For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/reports/special/Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada