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ERIC Number: EJ1001470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
"We Need to Make It Easier for People to Change Their Lives"
Stanistreet, Paul
Adults Learning, v23 n4 p30-33 Sum 2012
While her background leading a variety of public, private and voluntary sector organisations was not an obvious preparation for her new role as General Secretary of the Workers' Educational Association, the WEA is, nevertheless, in Ruth Spellman's blood. Her grandfather, who left school at 12, became fully numerate and literate through WEA courses he encountered at his local library. Her father, a chemist who lectured in further education, was by evening a WEA tutor. Spellman's experiences have left her in no doubt of the value of lifelong learning. Now that she joins WEA, she tells the author that her first priority will be to listen to staff and to think about how the WEA's founding mission can be revived for the twenty-first century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom