ERIC Number: ED468440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
The Learning Country: A Paving Document. A Comprehensive Education and Lifelong Learning Programme to 2010 in Wales.
National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff.; Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
This document proposes a comprehensive education and lifelong learning program for Wales through 2010. The primary goal of the proposal is to transform Wales into a learning country where high-quality, lifelong learning provides the skills people need to prosper in the new economy, liberates talent, extends opportunities, and empowers communities. The proposal places strong emphasis on partnership with local communities to meet locally determined needs and priorities more flexibly and precisely and on promoting lifelong learning with consistent commitment to the following goals: realize sustainability; tackle social disadvantage; promote equality of opportunity; and sustain an environment that celebrates diversity and makes genuine progress toward realizing the benefits of bilingualism. Chapters 1-10 discuss the following aspects of developing a comprehensive education and lifelong learning program for Wales: (1) differences between England and Wales that necessitate different educational policies and practices; (2) solid foundations in the early years; (3) the vision of comprehensive education and lifelong learning; (4) learning and equality of opportunity; (5) progress and practitioners; (6) beyond compulsory education; (7) access and the future of higher education; and (8) outcomes. Contact addresses and a list of abbreviations are appended. The Learning Skills Development Agency's response to the proposal is also included. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Change Strategies, Colleges, Community Programs, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Models, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Student Certification, Systems Approach, Universities
For full text of main document: http://www.wales.gov.uk/subieducationtraining/content/PDF/learnin gcountry-e.pdf. For full text of appended Response: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/BriefingPaper22.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff.; Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)