ERIC Number: ED423387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Cutting Edges IV. Innovation and New Directions in the Educational Provision of the Workers' Educational Association. WEA Education Development Fund Reports 1996/97.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
This document reports on five research and development projects that were funded in 1996-1997 by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) to promote innovation in workers' education in Britain. The five projects and their major activities and/or outcomes were as follows: (1) The Learning Outcomes Strategy Project (monitored and refined a common learning outcomes approach to course evaluation that was initially developed in 1993-1994); (2) The Accreditation Initiative Project (developed a national register of accredited courses designed to provide an overall picture of accredited provision in the WEA and established a network of contacts in each WEA district to provide details of districts' accredited programs and disseminate information within districts); (3) Tutor Training and Support Project (developed and introduced minimum tutor training standards across all WEA districts and developed and supported a network of district training contacts); (4) Equal Opportunities (Access) Project (developed guidelines on equal opportunities issues and practices, formulated a training strategy and materials supporting equal opportunities practices, designed a framework of support for tutors and voluntary members engaged in embedding equal opportunities principles in educational provision, and produced an evaluation methodology for monitoring the training strategy's and materials' effectiveness); and (5) Educational Guidance Project (provided learner-centered, impartial guidance to enhance students' experience of learning). (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Agency Role, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Labor Education, Outcome Based Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Research and Development, School Guidance, Teacher Education, Tutors, Voluntary Agencies
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom