ERIC Number: ED424372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning in England and Wales. An Overview and Guide to Issues Arising from the European Year of Lifelong Learning.
This document is an overview of the projects conducted in England and Wales as part of the European Year of Lifelong Learning. The document begins with an overview of lifelong learning that outlines the United Kingdom's educational attainment targets for the year 2000 and the six strands of the United Kingdom's lifelong learning policy framework for the coming years: employers' investment in employee training and development; individual commitment; information, guidance, and advice; improving access to learning; basic skills; and partnerships. Presented next are the eight themes that guided the work of the European Commission and its member states as they worked to promote the advantage of lifelong learning to individuals, effective links between businesses and education providers, and the European dimension of lifelong learning. Next, U.K. priorities in the following areas are identified: adults in work; higher education; information, advice and guidance; adult education; and young people preparing for work. The remaining three sections contain the following: summaries of 16 European Year projects in the United Kingdom; guidelines for maintaining the momentum of the European Year of Lifelong Learning; and a discussion of the information and support available to those interested in promoting or pursuing lifelong learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Lifelong Learning, Open Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Trend Analysis
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (6 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; United Kingdom