ERIC Number: ED414468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Widening Participation in Lifelong Learning. A Progress Report.
Council for Industry and Higher Education (United Kingdom).
The Council for Industry and Higher Education commissioned a working group called the Widening Participation Group to consider how to make postcompulsory education more accessible to those individuals in the United Kingdom who currently have limited or no exposure to such learning. The group issued a progress report recommending specific actions that might be taken by the following groups: government and its agencies, employers and employer organizations, and higher and further education institutions. Among the actions recommended were the following: give high priority to measures widening participation of those in lower social groups; consider moving to a credit-based funding approach and introducing income-contingent loans; increase pupils' and parents' awareness of the benefits of further and higher education; encourage local learning initiatives; support the introduction of individual learning account; provide student support facilities (child care, transportation, information technology support); and make a range of interim awards and qualifications more widely available. (Appended are the mission of the Widening Participation Group, and a list of group members. Contains 11 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis
Council for Industry and Higher Education, 100 Park Village East, London NW1 3SR, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Council for Industry and Higher Education (United Kingdom).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom