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ERIC Number: ED423388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Bringing down the Barriers. First WEA Submission to "The Learning Age" Consultation.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a national voluntary organization dedicated to giving adults in the United Kingdom access to organized learning. In a response to the British government green paper "The Learning Age," the WEA outlined its positions regarding lifelong learning and its recommendations regarding increasing the following groups' access to organized learning: educationally disadvantaged adults; unemployed people; parents/caregivers of young children; residents of socially deprived urban and rural areas; members of ethnic communities; frail elderly; adults with learning difficulties/disabilities; prisoners; adults with physical disabilities; adults recovering from mental illness; caregivers of adults with physical or mental disabilities; refugees; trade unionists; and members of community-based organizations. The following issues were emphasized: ensuring equality of opportunity of access to provision; providing appropriate educational guidance; valuing quality of learning through identification of learning outcomes; and developing progression routes and learning pathways. Six case studies were presented to illustrate the following strategies for improving access to organized learning: strong base in local communities; effective partnerships with other community-based agencies; effective links with statutory bodies; flexible and innovative approaches to learning, evaluation of learning, and assessment; recognition of all types and levels of learning; and increased use of new technologies in education. (MN)
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom