ERIC Number: ED342318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation of Prior Learning Achievements: Developments in Britain and Lessons from the USA.
Coombe Lodge Report, v21 n5 1989
This report describes developments in Britain and the United States which enable people to use, in an education or training context, components of their achievements drawn directly from their prior experience. The report is divided into three sections. The first section consists of an account of the present situation in Britain concerning further education of adult learners; the second section offers an account of some American developments in this area; and the final section offers comments on possible applicability of these developments in Britain. The credit awarding process in the United States for prior learning from life experience, usually involving the development of a portfolio, is described. Models of portfolio preparation are highlighted from the Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey, New York's Empire State College and the State University of New York, Brockport; and the University of Maryland. The idea of accrediting prior learning through examination, the possible use of college-level examinations in Britain, and the use of course evaluation and articulation are discussed, as is the development of institutional consortia to provide links between community groups and educational institutions. Contains nine references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Credits, Degrees (Academic), Demonstration Programs, Educational Planning, Equivalency Tests, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Reentry Students
Further Education Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England (6 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States