ERIC Number: ED370521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Framework for Post-School Learning: Varieties of Excellence. A St. Catharine's Conference Held at Cumberland Lodge February 1994. St. Catharine's Conference Report No. 41.
St. Catharine's Conference Report, n41 Feb 1994
This publication reports on a conference concerning postsecondary (post-compulsory) education in the United Kingdom in light of current dramatic changes in education and society with particular focus on vocational qualification structures. Individual sections provide summaries of the following topics considered at the conference: (1) the instability of the current post-compulsory system due to rapid growth in full and part-time students; (2) the nature of the education service and the characteristics of students; (3) the strengths of British higher education which include personal attention and high completion rates; (4) curriculum diversity, workforce needs for educated labor, and motives for pursuing further education; (5) delivery of education and effects of the move toward"lifelong learning" in the restructuring of delivery modes; (6) frameworks to guarantee quality and standards in light of changing needs and expanding demand; and (7) financing issues including the costs of educating an individual from childhood through higher education and alternative methods for funding higher education. Also included are a list of participants and information on the foundation which held the conference. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Foundation of St. Catharine's, Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2HP England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Foundation of St. Catharine's, Windsor (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom