ERIC Number: ED426185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Realising the Learning Age. A Response to the Government Green Paper from the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.
National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Great Britain's National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) generally accepts the vision and analysis in the British government green paper "The Learning Age." The NIACE accepts the paper's analysis of the challenges facing Great Britain if it is to become a learning society, and it welcomes the government's commitment to expand further and higher education by 500,000 places. The following principles underpinning the green paper are also endorsed: investing in learning to benefit everyone; lifting barriers to learning; putting people first; sharing responsibility with employers, employees, and the community; achieving world class standards and value for money; and working together as a key to success. The following initiatives are also endorsed by the NIACE: university for industry, individual learning accounts, credit, and widening participation. However, the NIACE also believes that the green paper should have included more attention to such issues as the following: clear allocation of responsibility for creation and resourcing of a coherent network of local advice and guidance provision for adults; challenges in meeting the learning aspirations of people living in inner cities or rural communities; and ways provision can be scaled up to implement and deliver training through the use of new technologies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Change Strategies, Continuing Education, Credits, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Participation, Position Papers, Program Improvement, Public Policy
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education, 21B De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)