ERIC Number: ED025690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Mature Students; The Opportunities Open to Them and the Disabilities from which They Suffer, Together with Some Recommendations and Information.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Mature students undertake studies at colleges of education, vocational institutions, and long term residential colleges, usually as a sequel to interests and studies cultivated in adult classes. Increased demands in teaching, social services, and management, as well as demands for upgrading of technical skills have increased educational opportunities. Admission requirements are often flexible and aid is available from Local Educational Associations for all students receiving two 'A' levels in General Certificate of Education and acceptance at a university. Long term residential colleges such as Ruskin, Hillcroft, the Cooperative College, Fircroft, Coleg Harlech, and Newbattle Abbey are expanding as centers in which students can be prepared for the university or other forms of higher education. Teachers colleges are being encouraged to provide more flexible admission procedures and to accept more mature students. Day colleges in metropolitan areas provide convenient teacher training facilities and grants which are sufficient for married women. It is suggested that new residential colleges be founded in addition to further expansion of present ones, and that methods of admission and grant-aid be revised. (pt)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Adult Students, College Preparation, Colleges, Day Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Problems, Grants, Labor Needs, Secondary School Curriculum, Teacher Education, Vocational Schools
Workers' Educational Assn., Temple House, London W1, England (2 shillings).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).