ERIC Number: ED423436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Chance To Change. Access, Citizenship and Sustainability in Open Learning.
Fordham, Paul; Fox, John; Muzaale, Patrick
The College of Social Studies, which existed in Kikuyu, Kenya, in the 1960s, operated in the British liberal tradition and had a 1-year course similar to those of British residential colleges. The career paths of approximately 130 mature students who took the course were examined in a case study that was conducted in 1995-96. The names of 104 students were obtained from the college's annual reports. Full information was obtained on 54 students. Thirty of those 54 former students were interviewed along with former staff of the college, which closed in 1969. The following were among the beneficial course outcomes cited by the students and former staff: access to higher learning; career advancement; acquisition of a critical, analytical mind; widening of horizons; and acquisition of an appropriate work ethic, self-confidence, and enhanced self-esteem. A framework for analysis of adult education programs and 10 conditions for program sustainability were developed. (Appended are the following: extract from Memorandum of Association of the College of Citizenship Corporation of Kenya; 1967 policy statement for the Institute of Adult Studies; and course-by-course analysis of students' schooling, qualifications, and careers. The report contains 33 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Students, Open Education, Residential Colleges, Role of Education, Social Change, Student Attitudes, Student Empowerment, Teacher Attitudes
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom (12 pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: Kenya; United Kingdom