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Report for Canada
This is a report prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada for the 6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI). CONFINTEA VI is a UNESCO-led intergovernmental conference for policy dialogue and assessment on adult learning and education, hosted by Brazil in May 2009.
The member states of UNESCO have been requested to prepare reports on developments in adult learning and education since 1997 (CONFINTEA V), including the current state of the art and future challenges. The focus of the report is on policies, research and effective practices in literacy, non-formal education, adult education and lifelong learning.
This document has been prepared according to the guidelines provided by UNESCO and includes the following sections:
- an introductory demographic overview
- four major themes: policy, legislation and financing; quality of adult learning and education; provision, participation and achievement; research, innovation and good practices; and adult literacy;
- expectations for CONFINTEA VI and the future of adult learning and education.
Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3
Authors: Ravida Dinn
As the title suggests, in this article the author discusses employment equity and the legislation and federal programs in effect at the time of the article's publication, in 1989.
In the conclusion, the author states, “An increasing number of companies are producing glossy, finely worded pamphlets which articulate a commitment to employment equity. However, as long as the federal employment equity policy lacks specific goals and timetables, systematic monitoring mechanisms and effective sanctions for non-compliance, Canadians would be ill-advised to expect that policies will be translated into good practices.”
Women's Education des femmes, Mar. 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 3
Authors: Susan McCrae Vander Voet
In 1985, Section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became law. In the three years previous to it becoming law, governments were allowed to make legislation conform to the Equality Rights section of the Charter. For the most part, governments cleaned up sexist language in legislation, and modified statutes to make them applicable to both sexes, where previously they may have been relevant to only one.
The Department of Justice Canada issued a discussion paper entitled, Equality Issues in Federal Law. This paper outlined the major issues, which the federal government identified as requiring resolution, under various categories: age, sex, race, citizenship, marital or family status, and sexual orientation.
This article, Equality: Some Unresolved Issues, provides a brief discussion of Section 15, followed by a summary of the issues raised in the discussion paper, and a brief analysis of different concepts of equality and their usefulness for women in interpreting Section 15.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1
Authors: Heidi Rathjen
At the time this article was written, the author was the executive director of the Coalition for Gun Control. She provides an analysis of Bill C-17.
Authors: John Howard Society of Alberta
This paper is an attempt to describe the evolution of Canadian juvenile justice legislation and compares the principles and practice of the Juvenile Delinquents Act, the Young Offenders Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The impact that each Act had (or will have) on the youth justice system will also be considered.
It includes the following information:
- Executive Summary
- Juvenile Justice Legislation in Canada prior to 1908
- The Juvenile Delinquents Act: An effort to save the children and protect the community
- The long road to reform: 1962-1984
- The guiding principles of the Young Offenders Act
- The Youth Justice process under the Young Offenders Act
- Reforming the Young Offenders Act
- The Youth Criminal Justice Act: In principle and practice
Work and Learning
Quebec has experienced substantial growth in adult learning and training over the last decade. Despite this progress, however, no overall quantitative or qualitative assessment on this topic has been carried out recently. Drawing on the existing data, this paper provides an initial and essentially descriptive overview of the adult learning and training that is provided in companies in Quebec. The authors begin their report by considering the parties involved in adult learning and training in Quebec. In chapter two, they examine the legislative framework in Quebec regarding work-related adult learning and training. In chapter three, they discuss under-represented groups and sectors, while in chapters four and five, they outline the organization of adult learning and training in Quebec companies and look at planning, evaluation and follow-up.
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