NETWORKS IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING
SSHRC is Canada's federal funding agency for university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities. The agency embraces a wide range of disciplines and fields of knowledge. Some examples are economics, business and administrative studies, ethics, education, and law, as well as history, literature and philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, fine arts, native, religious, environmental and women's studies.
The Labour Education and Training Research Network, is an attempt to bridge the two traditional solitudes in the world of training: between training practitioners and training academies, and between French and English language research. This network has brought together academics from 14 universities and 5 community colleges, and practitioners from 20 organizations.
Contact: Russ Janzen, (416) 736-5612.
EvNet (Network for the Evaluation of Education and Training Technologies) proposes to remedy the improper use of instructional technologies by evaluating the effectiveness of computer-mediated communications in the delivery of education and training.
Contact: Delsworth Harnish, (905) 525-9140 ext. 22471.
NALL's basic objectives are to document current relations between informal learning and formal/nonformal education, identify major social barriers to integrating informal learning with formal/nonformal programs and certification, and support new program initiatives that promise to overcome such barriers.
Contact: Reuben Roth, (416) 923-6641 x 2392.
UNEVOC is dedicated to developing and improving technical and vocational education in UNESCO's Member States and its focus is on information exchange, networking and international cooperation. UNEVOC CANADA attempts to provide leadership to improve technical and vocational education through research and development, scholarship, information exchange, networking and international collaboration.
How to create a UNEVOC Canada profile? visit: http://webapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/unevoc/userData.asp
Survey of Canadian Researchers? visit: http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/unevoc/survey/
Contact: Chris Chinien, (204)474-8880, University of Manitoba.
WRNET is a 5 year research project (1996-2001) exploring the links between education and work: what are the results and outcomes of Canadian education programs and policies, and what factors make a difference to those results.
Contact: Deanna McLeod, (604) 822-5708.
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