Nova Scotia will celebrate International Adult Learners' Week,
"What did you learn today?" is the theme of the week-long series
of events that aim to raise the profile of literacy, adult and
lifelong learning. UNESCO initiated International Adult Learners'
Week in 2000 and celebrations are being held in more 50 countries
"Adult and lifelong learning are key components of Skills Nova
Scotia, our provincial skills agenda," said Education Minister
Jamie Muir. "Everyone needs to actively learn throughout their
lives for personal growth. We also need to gain new skills and
knowledge so that our workforce can compete in the global
Events across the province range from open houses and barbeques
to book launches and fiestas. The Department of Education has
posted a schedule of these events on its Web site atwww.ednet.ns.ca
This month also marks the second anniversary of the Nova Scotia
School for Adult Learning. The school helps adult Nova Scotians
access literacy and upgrading programs through educational
institutions around the province. This spring, more than 400 Nova
Scotians received the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
for Adults through the school.
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September 7th to 13th is International Adult Learners' Week.
The theme of the week in Nova Scotia is "What did you learn
Education Minister Jamie Muir says we need to actively
learn throughout our lives for our own personal growth and to
compete in the global economy.
Contact: Leanne Strathdee
Department of Education
kjd September 5, 2003 3:00 P.M.