ERIC Number: ED417345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Making Learning Support Work.
Green, Muriel; Milbourne, Linda
FE Matters, v2 n6 1998
This report, which is written for curriculum managers, student services managers, and learning support managers in further education (FE) colleges throughout the United Kingdom, summarizes and examines the results of a study in which eight FE colleges worked with the Further Education Development Agency to evaluate different approaches to learning support. ("Learning support" is defined as any activity beyond a college program's prescribed content that contributes to individual students' attendance, retention, learning, and achievement.) The following topics are among those discussed: summary of the study findings (strategy, culture, and organization; take-up of support; liaison; models; information, outcomes); role and context of learning support and catalysts for learning support; management of learning support (strategy, policy, key issues); models of learning support (initial needs assessment, learning centers, specialist workshops, tutorials and active guidance, partnership teaching, differentiation in teaching, specialist in-class support, ever-changing models); methods of funding learning support (centralized and college support); central systems for learning support (information systems, quality, staff development); and evaluation of learning support (methods, key issues, future developments). Twelve tables/figures are included. The bibliography contains 16 references. Appended are the following: staff questionnaire; course checklist; self-assessment checklist regarding Advanced (A-level) studies; staffing chart; and study center questionnaire. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adult Students, Check Lists, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Models, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Counseling, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Systems Approach, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7RG, United Kingdom (7.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom