It makes valuable recommendations concerning a number of facilitating structures and conditions that could be put in place to help such individuals to obtain a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS).
Adults who resume their studies are seeking to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
The project had three objectives: 1) To identify the issues of adult learners enrolled in professional training; 2) To identify the elements that facilitate or undermine academic success in the context of different instructional approaches; and 3) To propose possible courses of action.
The research showed that people who seek qualifying training after interrupting their studies for several years generally make the decision to do so in a well-reasoned, deliberate manner, as the result of dissatisfaction with their quality of life and working conditions. Essentially, adults who resume their studies are seeking to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
Lorraine Savoie, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Deposit of the research report: April 2007