ERIC Number: ED255700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Changing the Focus: Women and FE. An FEU View.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This brief policy statement by the Further Education Unit (FEU) in London, England, describes the way in which the FE system should relate to the needs and potential of women. The document restates a catalogue of deficiencies in this area, and then refers to previous and ongoing FEU work. Against this background, the statement analyzes some of the FE curricular issues that reflect progress and/or deserve more attention. In part, this statement is a response to the recommendations of the recent report of the Women's National Commission ("The Other Half of Our Future," extracted in this booklet). There is little doubt that if the FE system is to play a more effective role in the education and training of women, then educational policy makers need to appraise the content, design, delivery, and management of the curricula, from traditional education to the new technologies. The statement suggests that a starting point for those who have not already done so is to develop an appropriate equal opportunities policy. For those local authorities and colleges who have such a policy, this statement is intended to confirm their initiative and encourage further action. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Affirmative Action, Continuing Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Training, Nontraditional Students, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).