ERIC Number: ED362754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Negotiating the Labyrinth: Progression Opportunities for Adult Learners.
Munn, Pamela; And Others
A study examined progression opportunities for adult learners in Scotland. The study focused on progression opportunities that encourage the following: (1) participation in the education system by traditionally underrepresented groups, (2) sideways movement within the education system, and (3) upward movement within the system. The two-phase study included an analysis of available literature on opportunities for progression, visits to projects, and semistructured interviews with policymakers and practitioners involved in the provision of adult education programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Twenty-seven respondents were interviewed regarding progression opportunities in one region, and 25 individuals were interviewed to obtain a more general overview of progression opportunities. Data from the literature review and interviews were synthesized into the following categories: aspects of progression (availability of learning opportunities, purposes of adults participation, and nature of progression); the national picture (array of available opportunities and key features encouraging each type of progression); progression policy in one region; provision of information about progression opportunities; the effectiveness of existing progression policy; and policy implications. (The project advisory committee members are listed in an appendix. Contains 22 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Participation, Policy Formation, Secondary Education
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.