ERIC Number: ED263414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Black Perspectives on FE Provision. A Summary Document. Further Education Unit.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This summary report provides information on two surveys of views of the local black communities and Further Education (FE) teachers regarding FE provision. Part I offers background. Part II highlights these common themes: (1) the context is one of a black population exposed to acute economic and social disadvantage; (2) a serious information gap exists between colleges and communities, and this constitutes for many black people the major barrier to FE; (3) evidence of discrimination is apparent in mainstream vocational FE provision; (4) a strong interest is evident in education, not for leisure, but for improvement of work opportunities and life chances; and (5) the way forward may be to create a better understanding of the nature of FE with intensive and relevant marketing. Part III summarizes the project in South London, Part IV, the project in Bradford. Each part describes the project base, sample, and methods. Findings from the South London project are that (1) respondents wanted academic qualifications from post-school education and (2) barriers were lack of information and lack of required qualifications. Findings from the Bradford project are: an ambivalent relationship between the college and the Asian communities, an FE system that is not well understood, and disproportionate distribution of Asian students by subject. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)