“Information poverty is defined as that situation in which individuals and communities, within a given context, do not have the requisite skills, abilities or material means to obtain efficient access to information, interpret it and apply it appropriately. … It is argued in this article that information poverty is a serious moral concern and a matter of social justice and as such should be on the world’s moral agenda of social responsibility.” (p 192)
Conley, M. W., & Barot, É. (2001). A UNESCO View of Adult Education and Civil Society. In D. H. Poonwassie & A. Poonwassie (Eds.), Fundamentals of adult education: issues and practices for lifelong learning (1st ed., pp. 189-202). Thompson Educational Publishing. Headings: Learning How To Value Democracy … 190 Exploring the Linkages between Adult Education … Read more
This paper examines the role that Canadian community colleges can play to meet the social justice needs of their constituencies. It considers the meaning of social justice to the stakeholders of the community college. It describes how a community college can model the ideals of social justice to its students and to the community at large.
“A college has a responsibility to enhance the economic and social well-being of Manitoba through the provision of a broad range of educational opportunities …” (section 3)
“Canada has felt the need to build national identity in the face of the American economic and political challenge.” p. 168