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ERIC Number: ED476352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-843-2
Tomorrow's Learning Leaders: Developing Leadership and Management for Post-Compulsory Learning. 2002 Survey Report. Research Report.
Frearson, Michael
The development of leadership and management in postcompulsory learning in England was examined in a survey of managers and leaders at English colleges, work-based learning (WBL) providers, and adult and community learning (ACL) providers. Of the 22,000 questionnaires distributed, nearly 2,000 were completed. The respondents were predominately white, middle-aged, and male. Most respondents considered the Further Education National Training Organization (FENTO) management standards "important" or "very important" in their current leadership and management roles. Across the sector, the leaders and managers regarded professional development as a low priority. ACL leaders and managers emerged as having the greatest need for professional development and support across the widest range of management activities and current issues. Areas where college leaders and mangers expressed a need for development and support included the following: (1) health and safety, (2) developing staff trust, and (3) securing and maintaining resources. WBL leaders and managers expressed a need for development in the areas of strategic and operational planning and developing new approaches to learning. The respondents' views on the importance of nationally recognized qualifications varied widely. (Seventeen tables are included. The bibliography lists 27 references. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of the document contain the following items: the FENTO management standards; the survey questionnaire; and 10 tables/figures.) (MN)
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1446, free). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)