ABEABC Regional Development Project
Authors: Audrey M Thomas
This report describes a project carried out in British Columbia in 1992-93 with the goal of making professional development more accessible for Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners by presenting workshops in different regions of the province.
The author notes that prior to the project, the only major opportunity for professional development was the annual conference of the province’s ABE association. Many practitioners had neither the time nor the money to attend this event.
The report is divided into two parts: an explanation of the needs assessment carried out among ABE practitioners, and a description of the workshops themselves.
The response to the workshops illustrates the need for regular regional workshops to promote professional development for ABE practitioners, the author says.