Domain: Group Two - Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Project: The Development of an Annotated Bibliography for PLAR
April 1, 1997
Academic Co-investigators: Dr. Alan Thomas (OISE/UT), Monica Collins (U.
Student Researchers: Sue Vanstone (OISE/UT), Luis Barnola (OISE/UT)
The participants in
Group 2, and those in other groups interested in PLAR come from a wide variety
of backgrounds and possess a wide variety of experience with PLAR. At the same
time, use and experience, and writing, with respect to PLAR has been growing
very rapidly over the past several years. To ensure some kind of common
background, it is essential to have a systematically developed bibliography. The
existence of the OISE/UT Library collection is an excellent start, and the
results of such a development will be lodged there, available to the general
What is required is
the following: canvassing of the participants themselves, of the new agencies
involved in PLAR, eg. HRDC, CLFDB, CAPLA, and provincial sources, and of
traditional bibliographic sources (ERIC) and; of E-Mail and Internet sources. A
comparable effort will be made to ensure that the bibliography can be maintained
over the five year period and beyond.
include the production of the initial bibliography. with selected annotations;
use of the NALL Newsletter, use of various electronic networks; and
experimentation with a WEB Page, or cooperation with other agencies in creating
one. Consultation will take place with the OISE/UT Library over the future
maintenance and information about the collection.
Obviously much of the
information collected our project A Review of the Current State of the
Use of PLAR in Canada and Abroad will be included in the bibliography,
and eventually the two projects will be combined.