ERIC Number: ED423390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Change. A WEA Equal Opportunities Training Pack.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
This training pack contains materials to help embed the principles of equal opportunities into the practice of part-time tutors and voluntary members of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA), a national voluntary organization dedicated to giving adults in the United Kingdom access to organized learning. Part 1 describes the rationale for the training program, which uses participants' individual experiences to explore the nature of structural discrimination in society and to devise ways to end it. Included are program outlines and trainer's notes for 3-, 6-, and 12-hour versions of the training program. Part 2 presents nine units that each contain at least one training activity complete with trainer's notes, suggested delivery methods, and handouts. The unit topics are as follows: introductions and ice breaking; ground rules; inequality in society; linking theory to practice; emerging issues; challenging discrimination; developing practice; planning action; and conclusions and evaluation. Part 3 contains 11 documents supporting the training activities, including the following: equal opportunities glossary; definition of social inequality and explanation of how and why it happens; overview of key legislation; guidelines for women-only education; checklists for voluntary members and tutors; list of 19 useful addresses; and 15 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, National Organizations, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Guides, Theory Practice Relationship, Tutors, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom