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ERIC Number: EJ1137754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
The Rise and Fall of Life-Wide Learning for Adults in England
Tuckett, Alan
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v36 n1-2 p230-249 2017
This article analyses policy and practice in social and cultural education for adults in England in the post Second World War era, beginning with the flowering of municipal adult education and the expansion of university extra-mural provision. It tracks the emerging policy focus on extending participation to under-represented groups, and on securing a rich breadth of curriculum (life-wide learning), which flowered in the 1990s. It maps, and deprecates the subsequent narrowing of public investment to an increasingly utilitarian focus on qualifications for labour market participation with the rise of Treasury (finance ministry) influence on adult learning policy from 2003. Evidence of the wider benefits that derive from participation in learning is used to re-assert the case for publicly accessible lifelong, life-wide education for adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)