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ERIC Number: ED017853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ADULT EDUCATION.
National Union of Students, London (England). Dept. of Education and Welfare.
TO STIMULATE PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO IMPROVE PROVISIONS FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND TO BRING ATTENTION TO PROBLEMS WHICH HAD NOT BEEN FULLY CONSIDERED BY THE ROBBINS COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS PRESENT THIS REPORT OF ALL FORMS OF OPPORTUNITY OPEN TO ADULTS OUTSIDE THE NORMAL FRAMEWORK OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN GREAT BRITAIN. IT TRACES DEVELOPMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION IN INSTITUTIONS OF FULL-TIME EDUCATION, CITES RESPONSIBLE BODIES PROVIDING COURSES, AND OUTLINES TYPES OF COURSES PROVIDED AND PARTICIPATION IN THEM. IT GIVES STATISTICS ABOUT CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES AND DISCUSSES PROBLEMS IN ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR THEM, DESCRIBES WHAT HAS BEEN AND MIGHT BE DONE WITH RADIO AND TELEVISION, AND DISCUSSES THE NEED TO WIDEN THE ROLE OF ADULT COLLEGES. IT POINTS OUT HIGH RATIOS OF ENROLLMENT TO AREA POPULATION IN EVENING COURSES PROVIDED BY LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES AND WASTAGE OF FACILITIES AND PROBLEMS OF TIMING AND STAFFING FACED BY COLLEGES OFFERING SHORTER RESIDENTIAL COURSES. IT OUTLINES GENERAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO SUPPLY OF TUTORS AND PREMISES, AWARDS, AND AID TO STUDENTS. CONCLUSIONS CALL FOR CREATION OF AN ADVISORY COUNCIL AND A SEPARATE SECTOR IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE LISTED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE EDUCATION AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS, 3 ENDSLEIGH STREET, LONDON WC1, FOR TWO SHILLINGS. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: National Union of Students, London (England). Dept. of Education and Welfare.
Identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN; ROBBINS COMMITTEE