The new NDP government in B.C. is eliminating tuition fees on adult basic education or English language learning programs, reversing a 2015 decision by the B.C. Liberals, Premier John Horgan announced Tuesday. Read More
Vancouver, BC – A report produced by Ernst & Young, released today, confirms that hiring people from the Downtown Eastside benefits taxpayers at a rate of more than four to one.
Analysis conducted by Ernst & Young shows that, for every dollar spent to employ a target employee group in 2016, Atira Property Management Inc.(Atira) has realized a social return on investment (SROI) of $4.13, an improvement over Ernst & Young’s 2013 SROI report of $.81. Further, 88% of those hired believe their life circumstances have improved since they started work. Read More
The book illustrates how transformative politics of solidarity often involve actors across vastly different backgrounds. The authors put popular education to work by describing and analyzing their strategies and approaches.
Shirley Walters directed the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education and the Division for Lifelong Learning over 30 years. She is a feminist and social justice activist working locally and globally. She currently serves as deputy president (Africa) on the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE). Her latest co-edited book (with Astrid von Kotze) is Forging Solidarity: Popular Education at Work 2017 Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
Join us for an informal learning exchange with Dr. Shirley Walters, Professor Emerita, Adult & Continuing Education, University of Western Cape, South Africa. She will share what’s going on in South Africa in relation to Adult Learning and Education, and she is eager to learn from us about what is going on in the DTES. The discussion will focus around some key themes:
WHEN: Thursday June 8, 3:00- 4:30
WHERE: 612 Main Street
RSVP: Spring.firstname.lastname@example.org (Space is limited)
There’s a lot happening in Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program these days. On April 12 a long-awaited and very critical evaluation report was released. Then, on April 28 an influx of new funding was announced in the Ontario Budget. This year, LBS will receive an additional 20 million dollars, a 20% increase, with some additional funding to follow for the next two years. Read More
Source: Policy Problems
Who is ABE? It’s British Columbians pursuing adult upgrading courses or ELL/ESL classes so they can find better opportunities and improve their job options. It’s newcomers to Canada, veterans, single mothers, Aboriginal learners, and others — in other words, adult basic education students are diverse. What they have in common is a dedication to education. Read More
Source: Open the Doors