ERIC Number: ED343013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Opening Colleges to Adult Learners. Report of the NIACE-TEED Research Project on Adult Learners in Colleges of Further Education.
McGivney, Veronica, Ed.
This manual is designed to help further education colleges in the United Kingdom devise strategies to meet adult learners' needs. The opening section identifies the demographic and labor market changes that necessitate service to adult learners. Key characteristics of effective college programs for adults are highlighted: institutional flexibility, a student-centered approach, and curriculum design and delivery tailored to employer, group, and individual needs. The body of the manual is divided into three sections: (1) opening up the college; (2) learning issues; and (3) policy issues. Issues for college managers and staff are set out in checklists for each main topic discussed. The first section is concerned with access issues, examining the key processes that can stimulate participation: marketing, promoting the college, outreach, and guidance. Section II explores provision and curriculum issues, accreditation, assessment, and teaching and learning strategies. The third and largest section addresses policy issues. Its chapters cover the following topics: supporting the adult learner, equal opportunities, staff development, collaboration, monitoring and evaluation, and finance and resources. An appendix gives background information on the project that developed this manual. (NLA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Equal Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Institutional Advancement, Learning Strategies, Marketing, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Staff Development, Technical Institutes
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 19B De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).; Employment Dept., London (England). Training, Enterprise, and Education Directorate.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom