ERIC Number: ED447324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Riches beyond Price: Making the Most of Family Learning. A NIACE Policy Discussion Paper.
Alexander, Titus; Clyne, Peter
This paper attempts to raise awareness and stimulate debate about the family as a focus for developing learning in the United Kingdom (U.K.). The discussion focuses on the following aspects of the issue: the nature and scope of family learning; families as a place for learning; context; development of family learning; patterns of provision; provision for family learning in practice; partnerships in family learning; aims and objectives of family learning; principles for supporting family learning; policy and resourcing issues; and the future of family learning. The main recommendations stemming from the discussion are as follows: (1) wider opportunities for family learning, including parent education, should be available to all families; (2) coordination of policy and provision for families is in urgent need of improvement at the national and local levels; (3) television and other media should take a lead in raising the family's learning profile and participation in family learning programs; and (4) the U.K. government should aim to secure adequate funding for family learning so that everyone has access to affordable, appropriate, and effective support at each stage of life. Specific recommendations for 13 different U.K. agencies are also presented. The bibliography contains 11 references. A list of policy working group members concludes the paper. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Educational Trends, Family Involvement, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Informal Education, Intergenerational Programs, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Services, Trend Analysis
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom