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ERIC Number: ED423387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-900823-84-5
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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)
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom