ERIC Number: ED472437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Assessment and Development Planning for Adult and Community Learning Providers.
Kenway, Mike; Reisenberger, Anna
This document is designed to help adult and community learning (ACL) services across the United Kingdom complete the annual self-assessment reports (SARs). The guide begins with background information on the purposes of self-assessment, the new context of ACL and the elements and format of the new SARs. The remaining four sections examine the following steps in the self-assessment process: (1) preparing for self-assessment (establishing why self-assessment is being conducted, what will be self-assessed, and when and how the self-assessment will be conducted); (2) conducting self-assessment (identifying and systematically gathering key evidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses, drafting the SAR, deciding grades, moderating and validating judgments/grades, and agreeing on changes); (3) development planning (producing a development plan, obtaining required approval, monitoring actions systematically, reporting on progress regularly, updating the development plan); and (4) reviewing the self assessment and development planning process (identifying whom to consult and needed changes in the process). The following items are appended: (1) the Adult Learning Inspectorate areas of learning and inspection with examples of adult education courses; (2) Learning and Skills Council (LSC) criteria for effective self-assessment; (3) a checklist for preparing for self-assessment and development planning; (4) LSC criteria for effectiveness development planning; and (5) a list of 23 sources of further information. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Check Lists, Community Education, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Educational Planning, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Technical Writing
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. A1144, free). 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/A1144.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