breaking the barriers to success for adult learners

a very important canadian conference will be taking place may 27-30 in belleville, on. it is the 19th annual pla conference – breaking the barriers to success for adult learners: principles, policies, and practices.

from the nald website:

This year’s theme acknowledges that while much progress has been made to improve services to adult learners there is much more to be done. In Canada we are still far away from an integrated approach to adult learning policy and practice that, if implemented could address a diversity of issues. Unfortunately there are many subtle and not-so-subtle impediments to success for adult learners – institutional barriers, fragmented and disconnected services and diverse funding mechanisms that vary from province to province, many of them ill suited to the needs and life circumstances of adult learners.

based on the key recommendations from recently released final report (pdf) from adult learner friendly institutions canada (alfican), this conference aims to explore a implementation strategy, confirming best practivce principles .

event registration is found at the bottom of the alfican events page.

if any of my canadian readers attend this event, i would love to hear about it.

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