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Lifelong learning in Canada: A focus on adult learners


Syed, Fariya (2010) Lifelong learning in Canada: A focus on adult learners. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Lifelong learning toward building a more skilled and adaptable labour force is a national priority in Canada. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has recently conducted a variety of research studies analysing national cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data to better understand issues pertaining to lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and training. The objective of this paper is to present the main findings of these studies. Findings have indicated that although almost half of Canadians aged 18-64 participated in some type of education and training in 2008, 41% of Canadians aged 25-64 were completely disengaged from lifelong learning as they did not participate in any learning activities over the past 6 years. More detailed findings from these studies that go on to investigate access and support to education and training, barriers, returns and labour market outcomes for different subsets of the population will be presented with a link to their relevance in Canadian policy development.The paper will conclude with plans for future research and potential opportunities for collaborative research

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 03:33
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 03:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2012

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