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This report and the companion backgrounder "Supporting Persons with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education" represents the work of the "Foundational Learning and Diversity" sub-committee. Within the larger context and framework of "A Learning Alberta," the sub-committee focused on identifying priorities for community learning opportunities to better meet the diverse learning needs of adults who are under-represented in existing formal learning opportunities, and looked specifically at adults who live with low literacy skills, low fluency in English and/or challenges of settlement in a new country. The sub-committee also looked at the situation of persons with disabilities in post-secondary institutions. The "Foundational Learning and Diversity" sub-committee calls on the Government of Alberta to invest in learning responses that increase the participation in learning of the province's diverse population. While Alberta has one of the best learning systems in the world, certain populations including Aboriginal people, Albertans residing in northern and remote communities, individuals whose parents have low income and/or lower levels of educational attainment, persons with disabilities and new immigrants remain underrepresented in their ability to participate and benefit from formal and informal learning. Appended are: (1) Government Support for Literacy, Upgrading and English as a Second Language programs in Alberta; and (2) Advanced Education Supported Community-Based Learning System. (Contains 3 endnotes.)

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Disproportionate Representation, Adults, Immigrants, Disabilities, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Prior Learning, Community Education, Models

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Author: Alberta Advanced Education

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