ERIC Number: ED423386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Working in Partnership: The Workers' Educational Association and Museums. Report of the Working Group.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
In November 1996, the National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education arranged a conference on the theme "Museums and Adults--Partners in Learning" held at the British Museum. The conference was attended by numerous local authorities and various adult education organizations, including the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). The keynote speaker reported on a major study of museums and learning in the United Kingdom. Conference participants who were members of the various districts of the WEA's English association and its Scottish association were surveyed to determine how the WEA could move forward in effective partnerships with museums, galleries, and conservation organizations. All the districts surveyed were found to be making at least some use of museum facilities. The following partnerships were identified as being especially innovative and effective and were highlighted in case studies: WEA South Eastern District in partnership with the Open College, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and the National Trust; WEA North Western District in partnership with the European Economic Community Info-Cities Project; WEA Scotland in partnership with Edinburgh Museums; and WEA London District in partnership with the British Library. (Appended are the following: conclusions of the keynote speaker's report; list of WEA target student groups; WEA questionnaire; English Heritage Office addresses; and area museum council addresses.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agency Role, Case Studies, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Libraries, Lifelong Learning, Museums, National Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Questionnaires, Voluntary Agencies
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom