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ERIC Number: ED318890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 86
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-900559-81-0
Learning in Voluntary Organisations.
Percy, Keith; And Others
A project contacted approximately 800 voluntary organizations in northwest England to describe the learning activities in which volunteers take part. Data were collected through mail surveys, telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, general observation, structured time observation, and case study. The following were among the findings reported: (1) adults join voluntary organizations to do rather than to learn, but doing seems to require learning activity or even to be learning activity; (2) the formal learning activities were teaching, discussion, training, and assessment and certification; (3) the informal learning activities were practice learning, apprenticeship learning, learning from experience, and learning through social interaction; and (4) although there is little evidence that adults join voluntary activities for reasons of personal development, there is ample evidence that voluntary organization activity of all kinds is a vehicle for the personal development of members. (The document includes 2 figures, 19 tables, and a total of 14 references.)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 19B De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England (5 pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England). Unit for the Development of Adult Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)