Adult Basic Education usually refers to bringing adults who did not complete high school to a functioning level in reading, arithmetic and science that enables them to obtain their high school diploma as well as prerequisites for post-secondary programs. It is often referred to as upgrading.
British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education, “Adult basic education facts.” Online: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/abe/welcome.htm (Retrieved on May 27, 2014)
Canada Career Information Partnership. A Career Development Resource for Parents: Helping parents explore the role of coach and ally. 2006. Online: http://www.ccdf.ca/ccdf/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/a_career_development_resource_for_parents_e.pdf