ERIC Number: ED394049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Pragmatic Prospects. Developing LEA Adult Education.
Powell, Bob, Ed.; Foster, Pablo, Ed.
This volume contains 12 articles that illustrate how local authority adult education services in Britain form practical and strategic alliances to enable learning to happen--to create new prospects pragmatically. A "Foreword" (Ursula Howard) and "Introduction" (Bob Powell) appear first. "Participation, Adult Learning and Local Authorities" (Alan Tuckett) looks at participation in adult learning as a minority activity and transforming the pattern of participation as a challenge. "Quality in Adult Education" (Geoff Bateson) advocates developing more systematic drives toward quality. "Adult Guidance in Local Authorities" (Anna Reisenberger) discusses the role of guidance. "Relating to the Community" (Pam Flynn) describes the Adult Education Service in Newcastle and its clear mission of lifelong learning and partnership and of service to schools and their communities. "Relationships in an FEFC (Further Education Funding Council)-Funded Context" (Chris Norris) describes the Surrey Youth and Adult Education Service, which has a vision of education for work, for family, for leisure, and for service to the community. "Positioning within the Local Authority (or Learning to Love and Live with Economic Development)" (Terry George) describes an adult education service that contributes to the formulation and delivery of the economic policy of a local council. "Working with the Employment Sector" (Pam Gibson) addresses Kent Adult Education Services's contribution to economic development and regeneration. "Planning at Consortium and Service Level" (Alan Noble) describes the Buckinghamshire experience. "Strategic Funding of Adult Provision at Tameside" (Catherine Moseley) focuses on establishment of a consortium with a more concerted voice sharing a commitment to adult education. "Essential Skills for Adults in Stockport" (Sue Hasty) describes the history of provision of basic skills tuition for adults, recent developments, and future options. "Women's Education in Rochdale" (Jane Black) offers examples of some work undertaken with women as learners and identifies issues, including funding, accreditation, and individual versus group approaches. "Empowerment and Democracy through Adult Learning" (Pablo Foster) offers both a vision and an agenda. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Consortia, Developed Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
Further Education Development Agency, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (12 pounds).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, Bristol (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Funded by the Council of Local Education Authorities.