ERIC Number: ED468618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Engaging Black Learners in Adult and Community Education. NIACE Lifelines in Adult Learning.
This guide explains how adult and community education (ACE) providers across Great Britain can engage black learners in ACE by making their learning programs relevant, challenging, and appropriate to adult learners from black and minority groups. The following topics are discussed: (1) the importance of engaging black and minority learners in ACE; (2) terminology; (3) institutional racism; (4) ACE's role in eradicating racism and valuing diversity; (5) getting started by understanding the community and its needs; (6) ACE practitioners' legal responsibilities stemming from the 1976 Race Relations Act; (7) working in partnership; (8) developing a meaningful curriculum; (9) strategies for sustainability; (10) ensuring that what is offered is needed; (11) minding program quality and measuring program impact; and (12) sharing information about successful programs. Thirteen good practices, including the following, are presented: (1) identify currently available ACE opportunities; (2) become aware of the social and educational issues facing many black people in Great Britain; (3) help black people define themselves in ways they deem appropriate; (4) promote equality and cultural diversity; (5) seek to develop an inclusive curriculum celebrating diversity; and (6) engender a critical awareness for practitioners and learners. A glossary and lists of references/resources, contacts and networks, and useful World Wide Web sites are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Blacks, Check Lists, Civil Rights Legislation, Community Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Legal Responsibility, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, National Organizations, Participation, Program Evaluation, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Relevance (Education), School Holding Power, Social Change, Student Recruitment, Sustainable Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Guides, World Wide Web
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)