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The Role of Adult Education in Reducing Poverty

Global statistics reveal that whilst poverty levels have reduced since 1981, only China has made significant inroads into this phenomenon. The latest figures indicate that there are 1.40 billion people living below $1.25 a day, 20% of the world’s population (Shah 2010). Furthermore, literacy figures for 2008 indicate there are still 776,164 adults and youth who are classed as illiterate (UNESCOUIS 2008)… Read More

Source: European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

A new mandate for this blog?

In 2014 this blog was created as a collaboratively authored effort by educators-researchers  in the adult education field in British Columbia with the aim ‘to gather and share information about the social, economic and educational consequences of ABE tuition policy and other changes to adult education policy in BC.’ Now that the tuition fees are no more, do we want to set new goals for this blog? Read More

Source: ADULT BASIC EDUCATION IS A BASIC RIGHT

Policy Discussions Underway: Moving forward on removing barriers to access for ABE students

On Monday, October 16th, a group of 11 faculty members from across the Province met with the Assistant Deputy Minister and three Government policy developers to discuss the development of policy for ABE and EAL program delivery. I was at the table along with Taryn Thomson from College & Career Access and Lynn Horvat from Basic Education. The other faculty representatives at the table were from Camosun, North Island, College of the Rockies, Vancouver Island University, Kwantlen and the College of New Caledonia. Read More

Source: ADULT BASIC EDUCATION IS A BASIC RIGHT

Literacy Nova Scotia International Literacy Day statement

The Federal Government has expressed a desire to support skills training and digital literacy for Canadians in the face of increased automation and AI, and in the interest of equity as the digital society intensifies. In this latest post from her blog ‘As I was saying’ Brigid Hayes wonders why the Federal Government is cutting funding to the very programs that do this work? Read More

Source: ADULT BASIC EDUCATION IS A BASIC RIGHT