Crossing the Great Divides – Executive Summary

May 7th, 2010 by Administrator

Distance learning and flexible delivery of Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs present great potential for addressing a variety of barriers often experienced by adult learners who require literacy learner support. These barriers, or great divides, include significant distances to existing services, child care needs, work schedule restrictions, lack of enrolment space in onsite programs, needs for learning at a different pace or on a different schedule, discomfort or lack of confidence when participating in large groups, and more. This document offers a brief summary of the research activities and results from a three-year project. The executive summary is also available in French under the title “Combler les grands fosses.”

CrossingTheGreatDivides.pdf