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ERIC Number: ED369902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
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Innovation at the Margins.
Davies, David; Richardson, Michael
Great Britain's systems of continuing education (CE) and further education (FE) were compared within the context of change and decline in Great Britain's infrastructure and within the framework of an "index of innovation." Various options are listed for giving nontraditional adult students greater autonomy with respect to the following aspects of the education process: adult-centered provision, curriculum content, assessment methods, learning, resources, and openness of access. The major conclusions of the analysis were as follows: (1) despite their underlying diversity, CE and FE have begun converging toward the same values/goals, and the boundaries between them have begun to blur; (2) although the components of this convergence are in a state of flux and may not be moving at the same pace, the new vocationalism that has been fostered by economic changes in Great Britain is causing a blurring of the boundaries between CE and FE as providers respond creatively to shared contexts and conditions; and (3) the shared contexts and conditions may eventually bring about generative and productive "unlikely alliances" or even a universal system of higher education. (Appended are summary data on provision of FE and CE. Contains thirty-five references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)