ERIC Number: ED447325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Short & Sweet: Community Action for Widening Participation.
The Adult and Community Development Project (Project 99) was established to distribute one-time development grants to all local education authorities (LEAs) in England and some voluntary and community organizations for implementation of short-term activities in the adult and community education field. Organizations receiving grants were requested to target their efforts to widen participation in education for members of one of the following groups: blacks, men, families, older adults, disadvantaged individuals, rural residents, adults with learning difficulties, disaffected young adults, and homeless people. Project 99 provided funding for projects in the following areas: country learning; disadvantaged estates; adults with learning difficulties; older and bolder; disaffected young adults; excluded men; black communities; family learning; and sustainable development. Issues raised during Project 99 included the following: creation of opportunities and meeting of needs; additional and future funding; partnership; outreach; venue; the importance of tasters as a way to try something new; progression; accreditation; personal benefits; and areas where funding is most and least successful. An evaluation of the activities conducted with funding from Project 99 confirmed that management of the project was generally successful and efficient. Lists of areas of activity for LEAs and areas of activity for voluntary and community organizations are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Blacks, Community Action, Community Education, Community Organizations, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Homeless People, Learning Disabilities, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Rural Areas, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Special Needs Students, Student Recruitment, Sustainable Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)