Select Standing Committee on Education : First Report
Collection: Research Materials
In February 2006, the Government of British Columbia appointed the Select Standing Committee on Education to examine, inquire into and make recommendations regarding effective strategies to address the specific challenge of adult literacy. As part of this task, the committee was asked to conduct consultations to consider successful strategies from other jurisdictions on the promotion of adult literacy, and specific strategies to improve literacy rates among aboriginal people, English-as-a-Second-Language adults, and seniors. This report on the committee's work includes the committee's process, a BC demographic profile, lessons from other jurisdictions, proposals from BC, and the committee's recommendation to implement an adult literacy strategy for British Columbians.