This volume brings together Canadian scholars and practitioners to articulate a variety of historical, geographical, and political positions on the field of adult education in Canada. The chapter authors examine the country s interests and discourses and detail Canada s history, educational initiatives, movements, and linguistic struggles. Specifically, the authors have addressed the uniqueness of Canada s emphasis on linking health and adult literacy; the use of video and dialogue to promote adult and literacy education in the North; the historical adult education initiatives such as Frontier College and the Antigonish movement; the special language and cultural issues that define Quebec s role of adult education and training; the development of critical adult education discourse in Canada; the emphasis on environmental adult education; the uniqueness of the community college system; and initiatives in adult education for community development. By describing Canadian accomplishments and lessons learned in adult education, this volume will help inform the practice, research, and studies of adult educators in the United States.
This is the 124th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education is an indispensable series that explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.