ERIC Number: ED379412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Gloucestershire Adult Continuing Education Service. 31 January - 4 February 1994. A Report from the Office of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools.
Office for Standards in Education, London (England).
The adult continuing education (ACE) programs provided under contract with the Gloucestershire (England) Adult Continuing Education Service were evaluated in January-February 1994. An evaluation team visited more than 60 venues, including main sites and a wide range of village halls, family centers, women's institute halls, and other outreach locations. Local education authority (LEA) officers, the nine contract holders that deliver ACE services in the LEA, and various professionals and students were interviewed. Among the evaluation's main findings were the following: ACE service in the LEA is very good, and the standards achieved by students and quality of teaching and learning in the LEA are exceptionally high; appropriate provision is being delivered in a widely accessible range of venues (including the county's most remote rural areas); program participation is good; and although ACE services are delivered by nine contractors, shared values and common understanding generally underpin and permeate ACE provision in the LEA. The following issues were identified as requiring further attention: imbalance between day and evening provision, poor equipment/furnishings of some rural programs, and efforts to meet the needs of specific student groups. (Appended is information about the nine individual contract holders.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Quality Control, Resource Allocation, School Districts
Office for Standards in Education, Publications Centre, P.O. Box 151, London E15 2HN, England, United Kingdom (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Standards in Education, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)