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Pearson, George – Education Canada, 2012
Education Canada asked Tom Thompson, president of Olds College and a prime mover behind the Community Learning Campus (CLC): What were the lessons learned from this unusually ambitious education project? Thompson mentions six lessons he learned from this complex project which include: (1) Dream big, build small, act now; (2) Keep a low profile at…
Descriptors: Profiles, Foreign Countries, Administrative Principles, Change Strategies
Axworthy, Lloyd – Education Canada, 2011
An intensive consultation undertaken by the University of Winnipeg revealed that many residents--especially new Canadians and Aboriginal peoples living in the downtown neighbourhoods--face barriers to higher education, and for many the university was an unknown and unwelcoming territory. Winnipeg is home to the largest urban population of…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, Urban Population, Outreach Programs
Faris, Ron – Education Canada, 2003
A new model of learning communities based on lifelong learning is emerging. The approach integrates nonformal and formal learning so that all learning is recognized. The expertise and learning resources that exist in every community are mobilized so that community purposes are achieved. Examples are given of learning communities in rural British…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Community Cooperation, Community Education, Educational Change
Fernandez, Philip; Thompson, Sarah – Education Canada, 2000
Since 1899, Frontier College in Toronto (Canada) has promoted lifelong learning by bringing literacy courses to Canadians who are poor, undereducated, or isolated in other ways. More than 2,000 university students from 40 campuses and many community volunteers help the disabled, street-youth, Native people, migrant farm workers, ex-offenders, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Education, Disadvantaged