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ERIC Number: ED505872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 429
Abstractor: As Provided
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Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada
Morrissey, Mary; Myers, Douglas; Belanger, Paul; Robitaille, Magali; Davison, Phil; Van Kleef, Joy; Williams, Rick
Online Submission
This comprehensive publication assesses the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada and offers insights and recommendations into the processes necessary for employers, post-secondary institutions and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning. Acknowledging economic trends in Canada's job market, the report offers solutions to bridge the gaps between current labour shortages, skills deficits and under-represented populations within the labour markets. As a matter of social justice, the report illustrates the need for expanding contemporary understanding of learning and education. Seven Appendices are included: (1) Recognition of Prior Learning Activities in Canada (12 Jurisdictions); (2) Development of Policies and Practices Related to the Recognition of Prior Knowledge and Skills in Quebec; (3) Eight International Case Studies in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition; (4) Standards and Principles for PLAR; (5) Halifax Declaration for the Recognition of Prior Learning; (6) Impediments to Adult Learner Participation; and (7) List of PLA Centre Board Members; List of Expert Consultation Participants. (Contains 17 figures, 11 tables, and 172 endnotes. Individual appendices contain references.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; France; Ireland; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; United Kingdom (Scotland); United States