Adult Learning and Education: Canada progress report for the UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) and the end of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2012)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report, published by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), monitors progress made towards fulfilling recommendations included in the final document of the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), held in Belém , Brazil, in 2009.

The authors note that since 2009, a number of new initiatives have been undertaken across Canada. New adult education and literacy policies have been developed in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Northwest Territories introduced its Aboriginal Languages Plan.

Since the United Nations Literacy Decade mid-term review, hundreds of activities and initiatives have been launched in Canada to improve the literacy levels of Canadians. Most notably, provincial and territorial literacy policies have either been introduced or are in development in all of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

Canada faces several challenges in its efforts to increase adult literacy and essential skills. Provinces and territories have identified a range of these, including assessment, data, and evaluation; non-formal learning and certification/credentials; coordination of program delivery; funding; lack of capacity; learning methods/delivery models/tools and resources; partnerships and citizen engagement; culturally appropriate programming; increased access; and learner recruitment.

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Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU). Adult Learning and Education: Canada progress report for the UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) and the end of the United Nations Literacy Decade 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2020 <http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/283/GRALE_EN.pdf>
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) & Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU) (2012). Adult Learning and Education: Canada progress report for the UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) and the end of the United Nations Literacy Decade. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/283/GRALE_EN.pdf
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