ERIC Number: ED372250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Records of Achievement for Adult Learners. Project Report.
The National Record of Achievement (NRA) was introduced in 1991 in the United Kingdom to provide a single common format to summarize individuals' achievements and experiences in both education and their adult lives. A study examined the use of the NRA within a general adult education context. The heads of 6 adult education centers in 1 Welsh local education authority and 15 tutors participated in a series of meetings to identify issues in recording the achievements of adult learners and to develop practical implementation strategies. Learners given the NRA were impressed and pleased with it. Twelve issues relating to recording achievement and the NRA were identified along with 10 key elements of recording achievement for adult learners. Among other things, it was concluded that recording achievement should be an entitlement for adults, they should have ownership of the process of recording achievement, adult learners and tutors should be clear about the purposes of recording achievement and their roles in the process, learners should be provided with course outlines and learning objectives, and centers' processes of recording achievement should be accredited by an external body to secure the NRA's credibility and status. (Appended are introductory information concerning the NRA and guidelines for completing it.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Welsh Joint Education Committee, Cardiff (Wales).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)