Christine Pinsent-Johnson has written a post on the various initiatives underway in Ontario. Lots happening, much of it good, but she wonders if it’s a bit too much or uncoordinated.
So much is happening in Ontario’s adult education system in a very short period of time that it becomes challenging to keep track of announcements and various initiatives. In just over a year, those working in LBS, ESL/FSL and Adult Credit have been caught up with
- The Highly Skilled Workforce Initiative,
- The LBS evaluation, a symposium and now a year-long engagement process (announcements here),
- An infusion of funding,
- Further development of the adult education strategy
- An extensive audit of ESL/FSL,
- And now a province-wide adult education consultation process, accompanying a reorganization of the adult education system.
For those working in the field, particularly for those involved with all three learning ministries (i.e. the Ministries of Citizenship and Immigration, Education and Advanced Education and Skills Development) any one of these efforts would have been enough to draw attention away from day-to-day program operations. Now there are six initiatives…
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