ERIC Number: ED367852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Recognising Access. The Formation and Implementation of the National Framework for the Recognition of Access Courses.
Davies, Pat; Parry, Gareth
This book focuses on the past, present, and future of the national framework for the recognition of access courses in the United Kingdom. Chapter 1 is an introduction that discusses framework studies and framework features. Chapter 2 is a review of the bodies appointed to plan and oversee the scheme at the center, including an examination of the perspectives and perceptions of the major players. The evolution of the enterprise is reviewed in terms of four developmental stages or phases: preliminary, planning, operational, and review. Chapter 3 is an account of the implementation of the venture that is based mainly on five case studies of agencies authorized to recognize access courses on behalf of the central authorities. Topics include the following: mandate, structure, and resourcing of authorized validating agencies (AVAs); roles and relationships; quality assurance mechanisms; and curriculum issues. Chapter 4 is a concluding commentary of the character, influence, and direction of the framework. The introduction of the framework is evaluated in terms of the original purposes and principles established to guide the formation and implementation of the scheme. Appendixes include information on origins, methods, and outcomes; chronology of events, 1987-92; and brief outlines of the five case study AVAs. Contains 33 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Development, Educational Discrimination, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, National Programs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reentry Students
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (9.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Further Education Unit, London (England).; Department of Employment, London (England). Training Enterprise and Education Directorate.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom