ERIC Number: ED401396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Barriers to Participation in Rural Adult Education.
Boice, Mike; And Others
This document contains the following papers, which were developed during a project in which barriers to participation in adult education in rural England were examined through case studies of the historical/geographical, economic/social, and political/public/administrative barriers to participation in four regions of England (East Sussex, Derbyshire, Cornwall, and North Yorkshire): "Introduction" (John Lowerson); "Case Study 1: East Sussex" (John Payne); "Case Study 2: Derbyshire" (John Payne); "Case Study 3: Cornwall" (John Payne); "Case Study 4: North Yorkshire" (Mike Boice); "Adult Education and Changing Roles of Women in Rural Communities" (Susan McGrath); and "Reflections" (John Lowerson). Among the various barriers identified in the papers are the following: the comparative expense of developing programs for small, relatively scattered potential cohorts; physical isolation compounded by transportation difficulties; the delicacy of local rural economics, patterns of material and cultural deprivation; limited opportunities for retraining and general learning in rural areas; national policymakers' unawareness of many rural problems; lack of cohesive policies at the national and local levels; and threats to already-sparse staffing in rural areas because of resource cutbacks. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Differences, Economic Factors, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Politics of Education, Regional Characteristics, Rural Education, Social Problems, Womens Education
Centre for Continuing Education, Education Development Bldg., University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RG, England, United Kingdom (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ. (England). Centre for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)