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ERIC Number: EJ800060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Reasons to Be Cheerful
Silver, Ruth
Adults Learning, v19 n8 p24-25 Apr 2008
The author, chair of the new improvement organization for further education and skills, shares her optimism on what the emerging agency can achieve, but she is aware of the challenges facing a sector struggling to keep pace with inspectors' expectations. These struggles include: (1) The slow delivery of curriculum; (2) The sector's struggle to keep pace with Ofsted's expectations; and (3) The outdated quality of workforce. The author contends that the workforce reform is rich in its offer to the further education sector, but only once moulded to deliver more prosperity to more people through the distribution of ability. As such, it is essential that the spirit of the further education sector be carried into the future: updating it, extending it, but keeping the fundamental message of economic inclusive alive if educators are to inspire the old and compel a new workforce to join the task.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom