ERIC Number: ED481593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Skills for Neighbourhood Renewal: A Policy Review.
Macleod, Dierdre; Taylor, Sue, Ed.
A policy review examined the extent to which changes to the post-16 learning and skills policy environment, particularly in relation to further education (FE) colleges, were likely to support neighborhood renewal-related knowledge and skills development. It focused particularly on the development of skills and knowledge needed by regeneration practitioners and public sector professionals working in the most deprived neighborhoods, as well as residents who wish to become involved in regeneration activities. 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. The Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) should examine the following policy "levers" to help ensure that adequate regard is given to neighborhood renewal within the learning and skills sector: (1) learning and skills targets; (2) strategic planning of learning provision; (3) funding policies; (4) quality improvement staff development; and (5) strategic organization and development policies. (Contains endnotes.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Community Development, Community Education, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Neighborhood Improvement, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Poverty Areas, Professional Personnel, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Services, Staff Development, Urban Areas
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1523). 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/1523.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom