Culture and Adult Education: A Study of Alberta and Quebec

Culture and Adult Education: A Study of Alberta and Quebec

Culture and Adult Education: A Study of Alberta and Quebec

Culture and Adult Education: A Study of Alberta and Quebec

Synopsis

Beginning with the hypothesis that adult education in a region is shaped by its dominant social philosophy or culture, the history and trends of adult education in two Canadian provinces, Alberta and Quebec, are contrasted.

Excerpt

This book is a comparative study of adult education in the two Canadian provinces of Alberta and Quebec. The choice of these two provinces arises from the author's close acquaintance with the adult education scene in Alberta, and an interest in the Quebec scene, heightened by an earlier cross-Canada study of development projects in which the author participated. The latter was reinforced by written reports of studies conducted in Quebec found at UNESCO in Paris, an irony that underlined a feeling of a lack of knowledge in anglophone Canada of events and developments of an important province in our own country.

Also, it appeared that these two provinces provided an interesting contrast of history, demography, and economic development. On the other hand, they may be seen to share a long-standing antipathy against the seat of federal power in Ontario, but for quite different reasons: cultural and political in Quebec, and economic in Alberta.

This book, however, has a broader purpose, which is to explore some models that might provide a valid basis for comparative studies in adult education in any two or more regions. In other words, this . . .

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