ERIC Number: ED465052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Equality and Diversity in Adult and Community Learning.
Reisenberger, Anna; Dadzie, Stella
This document is a practical guide to help managers of adult and community education programs in the United Kingdom address equality and diversity in the context of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) remit and the Common Inspection Framework. The following are among the topics discussed in Sections 1-4: (1) learner-centered approaches (inclusive learning, widening participation, achieving learning goals, equality of opportunity, meeting community needs, meeting learners' needs, a curriculum fit for purpose, staff development); (2) a higher profile for equality and diversity (the LSC remit and the Common Inspection Framework); (3) the changing legal context (the MacPherson report, the Race Relationships (Amendment) Act of 2000, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act of 2001); and (4) local education agency equality frameworks (neighborhood renewal, best value, Racial Equality Means Quality). Case studies highlighting good practice are included throughout these four sections. A self-audit tool to help managers and coordinators evaluate and improve their provision is also included. Statutory requirements regarding race and sex discrimination, positive action, disability discrimination, age discrimination, and human rights are appended. A list of 15 relevant organizations and their World Wide Web addresses concludes the guide. (Contains 17 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Community Education, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Minority Groups, Models, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Racial Integration, Relevance (Education), Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Trend Analysis, World Wide Web
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom, England (Reference No. A1181). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/A1181.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).; National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom