Canada: a typology of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) research in context


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Author: Van Kleef, Joy


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) emerged in Canada through government initiatives to increase and improve the quality of Canadian labour supply through further and accelerated education. This chapter explores research on PLAR outside Quebec over the past 16 years (1995-2020 inclusive). The first section presents several broad contextual forces that have had an impact on the development of PLAR practice. The author then identifies public policy and competitive dynamics relating to post-secondary education that have helped to shape PLAR’s research context. A typology is...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Research

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Accreditation of prior learning; Literature review; Research needs; History

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Leicester, England: NIACE, 2011

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Pages: pp. 44-84

Conference number: 1st

Date: 2009

Place: Kamloops, British Columbia

Related items: TD/TNC 105.476

ISBN: 9781862014602 (print); 9781862014985 (ePub); 9781862014992 (AER); 9781862015005 (online)

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 105.478

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