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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece). – 1998
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) supports the aims of European Community (EC) activities and initiatives to promote lifelong learning and access to training. To promote competencies and lifelong learning, CEDEFOP has monitored development of lifelong learning skills, clarified main differences in the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Cooperation
Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). – 2003
This report provides a summary of the objectives, proceedings, and major outcomes of a summit meeting of over 500 leaders from across Canada convened to validate and prioritize strategic recommendations from an innovation and learning engagement process and to discuss key challenges to realization of Canada's vision to become one of the most…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Business, Citizen Participation
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Cambron-McCabe, Nelda; McCarthy, Martha M. – Educational Policy, 2005
Traditional leadership preparation programs and licensure requirements give only token consideration to social justice concerns. This article examines the emerging social justice discourse in the educational administration field and discusses several challenges that must be considered as universities and others attempt to prepare school leaders…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Educational Administration, Advocacy, Leadership Training
This publication captures the thoughts, suggestions, and concerns Canadians expressed through an engagement process on behalf of the Government of Canada to animate discussion on Canada's innovation and learning challenges. The chapters provide summaries of what different groups had to say in relation to these key challenge areas and themes set…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Attitudes, Business
Warmerdam, John – 1997
Based on an explorative study of sectoral training systems, this paper looks at the opportunities and limitations of a sectoral approach to training from the perspective of the knowledge economy. After the definition of the sector concept, the paper presents a theoretical analysis of the main elements and processes of sectoral training systems,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Corporate Support, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Audrey M. – 1990
According to a 1989 survey, 6.9 million people or 38 percent of the Canadian adult population are low-literate. They are mostly older, are equally men and women, and live in rural and urban areas. Besides literacy acquisition for personal purposes, there are national purposes, such as responding to labor needs. Reasons for nonparticipation in…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Dropout Characteristics
Canadian Vocational Journal, 1991
Discusses the importance of continuous learning to Canada's national prosperity. Recommends an initial focus on the retraining of teachers and managers, national standards, local relevance, differentiation and specialization of universities, and investments in computer-assisted learning. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
Reggini, Horacio C. – 1983
The first article, "LOGO and von Neumann Ideas," deals with the creation of new procedures based on procedures defined and stored in memory as LOGO lists of lists. This representation, which enables LOGO procedures to construct, modify, and run other LOGO procedures, is compared with basic computer concepts first formulated by John von…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers
White, Joyce; Norton, Mary – 1991
This paper describes the whole language approach to literacy education in the context of teaching adults. Information is drawn from literature and from interviews with teachers and literacy students. Topics covered include the following: whole language--a framework, learning language, learning through language, learning about language, what people…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Educational Needs
Wager, Walter – 1982
This second issue of a series on theory, innovation, and practice in andragogy analyzes some of the instructional variables in adult learning and discusses ways to influence the degree of learning through the application of instructional and behavioral technologies. It unites theory and practice, generating recommendations from the abstract…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Canadian Council of Ministers of Education, Toronto (Ontario). – 1988
This statement of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, focuses on the approaches that provincial ministers have taken to address the problem of adult illiteracy. First, it sets out concisely the nature and extent of functional illiteracy in Canada. Second, it describes a sample of the initiatives already under way to create effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cooperative Programs, Developed Nations
O'Leary, John Daniel – 1991
To develop good reading habits, children must be surrounded with books, stories and reading not only in the classroom but in the home and the community. Children who read and are read to outside of school do better than those who do not read and are not read to outside of school. Parents and other family members should make books and reading aloud…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship
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Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. – 1993
The Task Force on Distance Education and Technology was established in 1992 by the Manitoba Minister of Education and Training. Its mandate was to define the role of distance education programs and the types of technologies to be employed from kindergarten to postsecondary levels. Guiding considerations for the task force included the…
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Role, Distance Education, Educational Change
Bruera, Ricardo – 1982
From a spiritualistic point of view, this discussion offers a vision of education for the 1980s focusing on the restoration of formal teaching and the revaluation of the school. Emphasis is given to exploration of relationships between personal autonomy, intelligence, teaching, learning, and an epistemologically based curriculum. It is argued that…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Epistemology
Lehner, Helmut – 2000
Our increasingly knowledge-based economy and business enterprises depend on education to produce experts who combine knowledge with depth of understanding. Current teaching methods produce students with superficial verbal and technical knowledge, but who may lack the insight of experts. To become experts, learners must have the opportunity to be…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Active Learning, Adult Education, Cognitive Style
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