Culture and Adult Education (2006)

A Review of the State of the Field of Adult Learning

This report makes the case for embracing broader concepts of knowledge and learning when it comes to the arts.

The authors explain that they are not downplaying the importance of the training of artists, the promotion of their work and the arts, or opportunities to acquire arts literacy and learn to value the arts. Rather, they want to show how arts-based learning can contribute to the field of adult education; spur social change and community transformation; and foster a more active cultural citizenry across the country.

The report is divided into chapters dealing with culture and adult education; governmental and non-governmental sources; funding and networking organizations; programs, research, and publications; communities of practice; and trends, issues, media, gaps and future studies.

This report is part of a series commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) to explore various aspects of adult learning in Canada.

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Darlene Clover, Odette Laramee and Kathy Linker. Culture and Adult Education 2006. Web. 17 Jan. 2021 <>
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