THE ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
This conference will be held April 20-22, 1977 at the Curtis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AERC is open to professors, graduate students, program administrators and practitioners; in short, to any person interested in adult education research. Its purpose is to stimulate and improve research related to adult education by providing opportunities for researchers to interact with each other.
For this 18th AERC meeting, we selected 44 out of 116 "paper proposals" and 8 out of 16 symposium proposals. For further information contact: Professor John Niemi, Director, Clearinghouse ADELL, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115, U.S.A.
... in which WLC has been involved:
Adult Basic Education Workshop, October 7th and 8th, 1976 at Richmond Campus, Douglas College, under the sponsorship of the B.C. Department of Education in cooperation with U.B.C.'s Centre for Continuing Education and Adult Education Research Centre.
"Dealing with Illiteracy" - a workshop at TESL '76 at O.I.S.E., October 29th, 1976.
"Adult Literacy and Librarians" - a workshop at the O.L.A. 75th Anniversary Conference, Toronto, October 29th, 1976.
"The Forgotten People" - workshop at ACCC's College Canada 76, Ottawa, November 15th, 1976.
"The Literacy Connection" - a day long workshop aimed at consciousness-raising for library staff and trustees in Metro Toronto, February 15, 1977.
I picked up the newspaper. But all I could read was "and", "this", "is, "the", and "that". So I hung my head in shame.
I went to apply for a job the other day. They handed me a paper and said, "Fill this out". But all I could write was "and", "this", "is", "the", and "that". So I hung my head in shame and walked out.
My child came running up to me, asking, "Mommy, what's this word?" I didn't know how to read the word, nor what it meant'. So I hung my head in shame.
Education can give you the ability to read and write. Education can also give you self pride and confidence within yourself. With education you have the ability to do any job and do it right.
(a student in the Basic Education Program,
Some Comments from Students in the B.E.S.T. (BJRT) at Vancouver Community College
"When I started, I had no idea at all where I was going to, or coming from, I had a very negative attitude toward life, but since then I have secured 5 part-time jobs, one of which hires me for 10 days each month. Before taking the B.E.S.T. program I did not care from one day to the next. Now, I am enjoying the prospect that each day brings. If it weren't for B.E.S.T. I'd still be on welfare and a bum. Thank you very much."
"The program helped me to understand people in different situations and I can work better with people."
"The B.J.R.T. program showed me how to put myself and my abilities in front of the employer's eyes."
Contributions from the Bathurst Street Library Upgrading School. Metro Toronto
Five Things That Make Me Happy