ERIC Number: ED365838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges for Colleges: Developing a Corporate Approach to Curriculum and Strategic Planning.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This curriculum planning guide is designed to serve as an aid and information source to assist senior management teams at Further Education Unit (FEU) technical colleges, curriculum leaders, and national and local agencies concerned with further education in the United Kingdom. The first two-thirds of the guide consists of 11 reports on the following challenges faced by FEU colleges: institutional development, resourcing, quality, adults, collaboration, flexible colleges, learner and learning support, core skills, National Vocational Qualifications, credit-based systems, and staff development. The reports are all based on the results of a project during which 22 FEU colleges were asked to audit their current position relative to each of the identified issues, analyze the challenges facing them, and formulate action strategies. Each report includes a summary of the colleges' perspectives, "snapshots" of the colleges' activities and experiences, and some key questions for consideration. Presented next are case studies of the following FEU colleges: Gateshead, Handsworth, Llandrillo, Lowestoft, Nelson and Colne, Tresham, and Yeovil. A matrix detailing college and themes, a list of 80 related FEU publications, and lists of participating colleges and advisory group members conclude the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Credits, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Social Support Groups, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Student Needs, Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: National Vocational Qualifications (England); United Kingdom