Education is the key to our ability to maintain our position in the international marketplace. What is unfortunate is that much of our workforce is presently attempting to train and update themselves at night, on a part-time basis, and with inadequate resources.
This presentation paper discusses three issues
1. Provision of appropriate education
2. Making education accessible to all learners
There is an additional point addressed, which is the development of the national policy on paid educational leave.
Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1
Authors: Shauna Butterwick
In this article, Shauna Butterwick reports the highlights of her visit to Bangkok, Thailand for the Fourth World Assembly on Adult Education, an exciting, inspiring and sometimes disturbing experience.
Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 4
Authors: Erica Elison
For women in the 1990s, post secondary education became a lottery dream as the financial expenditures of such an investment only promised serious financial indebtedness. The Canadian federal and provincial governments reduced and eliminated various student grants, effectively increasing individual student loan debt loads.
Program-Based Action Research
This book provides a detailed account of a year-long research project undertaken by CCLOW and women (staff and volunteers) involved in adult education and adult literacy programs across Canada. During this project, researchers initiated, observed, and documented the impact of woman-positive activities chosen for their programs. They wanted to challenge the ways in which literacy programs ignored women's lives and needs. The book also includes the analysis of the findings of the research project, as well as recommendations.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 1
In this article, the authors take the position that the privatization of training as a systemic trend is detrimental to women.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 4
Authors: Linda MacDonald
This article is about Bridging Programs for Women, is a new approach to delivery and organization which has been developed by the Saskatchewan committee of CCLOW and which has since been implemented in Saskatchewan. This innovative approach was developed to enhance the participation of women in publicly funded training. It will also diminish the impact of barriers such as child care, low training allowances and low participation rates in training courses most likely to lead to employment.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991- Vol. 9, No. 1
Authors: Mary Beam
In this article, the author discusses female participation in science and technology classes and the need of increasing participation of women in non-traditional careers.
Women's Education des femmes, Dec 1983 - vol. 2 no. 2
Authors: Sandy Campbell Budden
This article discusses a program designed to enable women to build skills in computers, math, research and problem solving; to acquire knowledge of the special features of the contemporary work world created by computers and allied technologies and to develop an attitude to learning and change that could best be described as pro-active rather than reactive.
Authors: Dorothy Mackeracher
This report was written for the Canadian Committee on Learning Opportunities for Women as part of a three month project to investigate policy development around the needs and problems facing women who are, or would like to be, involved in various learning activities, educational agencies, and/or training programs.