By Hayden Roberts
Starting with the speculation that grownup schooling in a sector is formed by way of its dominant social philosophy or tradition, the historical past and tendencies of grownup schooling in Canadian provinces, Alberta and Quebec, are contrasted.
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The trend against which this effort is directed is indicative of a reality increasingly evident in adult education: the programs and policies lying behind those programs are based not so much on needs felt Basis of Comparison 43 by learners and potential learners as on needs ascribed by the authorities who provide the resources for the programs—by those who shape social philosophy and the institutional structures that implement that philosophy. Houle has drawn attention to this important distinction between felt and ascribed needs (1972:233).
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