ERIC Number: ED481592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Skills for Neighbourhood Renewal: Final Report to the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit. Research Report.
Taylor, Sue; Doyle, Lisa
A study of adult learning and neighborhood renewal examined how further education (FE) colleges and Local Education Authority (LEA) adult education services contribute to neighborhood renewal in deprived areas and considered how their strategic role might develop in this field. The study indicates that the policy framework for post-16 learning and skills introduced in 2001 has the potential to be very helpful to the development of learning and skills for neighborhood renewal. However, because it is but one of many issues within the Learning and Skill Council's (LSC) span of control, key stakeholders in the sector may not yet be fully aware of its importance and their potential role in delivering it. These four dimensions of practice are particularly important to successful neighborhood renewal learning: (1) offering effective learning provision; (2) engaging the community in planning and development of learning provision; (3) working in and developing partnerships to promote learning; and (4) using resources that are conducive to good practices. Where the neighborhood renewal agenda is consistent with providers' missions and strengths they can provide the following strategic roles: (1) gateway to learning; (2) skills for economic competitiveness; (3) specific skills and knowledge; (4) strategic partner; and (5) community empowerment. The development of qualitative benchmarks to assess progress is recommended. (Contains 19 references and 2 appendices.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Benchmarking, Community Development, Community Education, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Neighborhood Improvement, Partnerships in Education, Policy Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Poverty Areas, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Services, Strategic Planning, Urban Areas
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1521). 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/1521.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom