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ERIC Number: ED509958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Prior Learning Assessment at Home and Abroad. Excerpts from Recent Articles in the CAEL Forum and News
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1)
This paper features several articles previously published in the CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) Forum and News, an e-newsletter CAEL regularly shares with its members. This publication includes a summary of the data gathered in CAEL's 2006 institutional survey on PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), results of a research on state-wide PLA policies, an article on how PLA is being used with working adults, and articles on how PLA is being promoted and applied in other countries: South Africa, Canada, and the European Union. The following articles are featured in this paper: (1) Prior Learning Assessment: Current Policy and Practice in the U.S. (Rebecca Klein-Collins); (2) Statewide PLA Policy (Kathleen Glancey); (3) PLA and Today's Workplace (Theresa Hoffmann); (4) Strengthening Education for All of South Africa through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (Aneesha Mayet); (5) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Canada: Thoughts for Today--Hopes for Tomorrow (Bonnie Kennedy); and (6) "Recognising Experiential Learning: Practices in European Universities" edited by Consuelo Corradi, Norman Evans and Aune Valk (Book Review by David O. Justice). (Individual articles contain footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Identifiers - Location: Canada; South Africa; United States