ERIC Number: ED306456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Black Perspectives on Adult Education. Identifying the Needs.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A project was initiated to begin the process of devising and implementing antiracist strategies for curriculum development and related institutional change in a multiracial adult education division in Sheffield, England. Phase I attempted to do this by carrying out a review of current provision to reflect the needs and interests of a multiracial community, by a preliminary examination of selected areas of the adult education curriculum, and by consideration of initial ideas for alternative teaching and learning materials and methods. A survey of community perceptions of adult education provision included an examination of the effectiveness of existing publicity. Recommendations were made regarding positive portrayals of target groups and translation into community languages. A survey outside polling centers showed that perceptions of adult education were very confused. Community groups were also viewed too often as a homogeneous group of people, although a variety of ethnic and racial groups were represented. The main emphasis of the project was an examination of selected examples of the adult education curriculum that drew on black students' perceptions. Both general and specific recommendations were made. Formal and informal interviews with staff were conducted to determine staff development and support needs. Recommendations focused on staff induction, antiracist training, and special support for black staff. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)