ERIC Number: ED466762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Involving Tutors and Support Staff in the Adult and Community Learning Quality Agenda.
Ravenhall, Mark; Ogilvie, Margaret; Ewens, David
This booklet outlines the new policy context facing adult and community learning (ACL) providers in Great Britain in their pursuit of high-quality learning experiences for their customers. It shows how a Total Quality Management (TQM) approach to supporting staff development can be effective in securing quality. TQM components are values, leadership teams, structures, and processes. Practical examples and case studies showing how this can be achieved are included. In addition, the booklet outlines the Common Inspection Framework (CIF), which is based on seven key questions, and that provides a basis for creating learning opportunities for staff development that will aid their institutions in passing four-year inspections for post-16 learning. The questions are: how well do learners achieve; how effective are teaching, training, and learning; how are achievement and learning affected by resources; how effective are resources; how effective are assessment and monitoring; how well do the programs and courses meet the needs and interests of learners; how well are learners guided and supported; and how effective are leadership and management in raising achievement and supporting all learners? The booklet contains 16 references. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Check Lists, Community Education, Developed Nations, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Total Quality Management
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom. 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/A1182.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 (Great Britain)