Jim Barlow - President of Legacy 5 Consultants

  • Recipient of the International Adult Basic Education Administrator Award for 1997.
  • Author of GED Preparation plus software.
  • Consulting Editor for Canada's top selling GED preparation book- "the Complete Canadian GED Preparation Book" - over 70,000 copies sold (Dec.18,2009)
  • Adult Product Manager for Gage Leaning Corporation 1998-2002.
  • Member advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) of Secondary School Reform as pertains to adult education in Ontario.
  • Former chairperson and founding director for Ontario Prior Learning Assessment Network (OPLAN).
  • Member of the "Ontario Six" who worked with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the GEDTS testing service to bring the GED to Ontario.
  • Developed and implemented a GED preparation program that includes teacher-training sessions for school boards, colleges, private trainers, and community groups.
  • Director and former president of the Ontario Council for Adult Educators (OCAE).
  • Co-authored two books on adult education for teachers: The Journey and the Assessment and Placement of Adult Learners.
  • Seconded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training in 1995 to review, assess, and evaluate the Independent Learning Centre’s Learning services Department.
  • Developed, implemented, and administered the Waterloo County District School Board’s Open Door Adult Learning Centre from 7 to over 700 adult students.
  • Taught for 31 years in a variety of school sites ranging from factory sites (Chrysler Corporation), storefronts, secondary schools to university campuses, and courses ranging from literacy, upgrading, secondary school credits to teacher certification.
  • Fifteen years experience as a school administrator dealing with issues ranging from student retention, cost analyses of programs, marketing, to developing partnerships with community groups, companies, government agencies and post-secondary institutions.

Academic Degrees/Certificates Institution Date
Master of Education (Adult Education) University of Toronto 1989
Principal's Course Part 1 York University 1984
Master of Education (Adult Education) University of Toronto 1989
Principal's Course Part 1 York University 1984
Principal's Course Part 2 University of Western Ontario 1983
Honours Specialist (Geography) Althouse College 1973
Ontario Intermediate/Senior Certificate Althouse College 1967
Bachelor of Arts University of Windsor 1966