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ERIC Number: EJ800040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
The Future of Informal Learning
Taylor, Richard
Adults Learning, v19 n6 p8-17 Feb 2008
"Informal Adult Learning: Shaping the Way Ahead," the Government's consultation on the future of informal adult learning in England, was launched by Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, John Denham, on January 15, 2007. The consultation invites respondents to help shape "a new vision for informal adult learning for the 21st century" and "identify the most appropriate support that Government can give." This article presents the responses of some of the leading voices on informal adult learning: (1) Richard Taylor, Director of the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge; (2) Alan Tuckett, Director of NIACE; (3) David Sinclair, Head of Policy; and Amy Swan, Engagement and Communities Policy Officer, Help the Aged; (4) Ceri Williams, Principal and Warden of the Mary Ward Centre and Settlement; (5) Richard Bolsin, General Secretary of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA); (6) Natasha Innocent, Senior Policy Adviser Learning, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council; (7) Stephen Crowne, Chief Executive of Becta; (8) Bernard Godding, Chair of the Educational Centres Association; and (9) Stephen McNair, Associate Director, Older Learners, NIACE.
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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; United Kingdom (England)