ERIC Number: ED476525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Schools Are for Adults Too: Schools, Adults and Communities in the Learning Age. A Policy Discussion Paper.
This document argues the importance of schools' actual and potential role for adult learners in England and recommends ways of overcoming the barriers to participation created by current priorities, policies, and practices. Chapter 1 discusses the following themes: (1) the role of learning in a program for communities in crisis; (2) how priorities for learning are perceived in the context of helping communities in crisis; (3) schools as sites for neighborhood learning; and (4) community engagement and ownership. Chapter 2 reviews existing and potential delivery models and practices, including the following: (1) more established models such as classes on school premises and joint use of premises and self-financing; (2) the concept of the "full-service school"; and (3) "new platforms" with potential for engaging adults (including special status for secondary schools, enrichment schemes, and out-of-school-hours activities). Chapter 3 discusses the barriers to schools assuming a greater role in educating adults, including the lack of continuity of funding and lack of a consistent view about schools relationships' with their communities and adult learners, and offers examples of how partnerships can overcome these barriers. A checklist for schools starting to engage with adult learning or reviewing their own practice is appended. A 22-item reference list and 30-item bibliography are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Change Strategies, Check Lists, Conventional Instruction, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Integrated Services, Intergenerational Programs, Models, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Participation, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, School Role, Student Recruitment
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education,Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP, United Kingdom. Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (8.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)