ERIC Number: ED363765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting National Targets for Education and Training in Colleges.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Fourteen British further education (FE) colleges were surveyed to identify issues/problems related to meeting national targets for education and training. Factors facilitating and inhibiting reaching the targets were determined. The colleges expressed concerns about several areas: data collection, congruence of targets, national centers, breadth of the national targets, funding for students, and awareness raising. Cooperation between FE colleges and local Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) was deemed a priority. Issues relevant to developing partnerships between FE colleges and TECs were identified, and a series of questions for TECs to consider when initiating local action and monitoring progress toward achieving local targets were formulated. Eight of the colleges had adopted the national targets as their college targets, two had adopted local targets, and eight had developed their own targets instead of/in addition to the national targets. Only two colleges felt that the national targets had significantly altered their priorities. Recommended actions related to the following were identified: marketing; services; curriculum, learning, and assessment; working with industry; human resources and quality issues; and resource and administrative issues. (National targets for education and training are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom