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ERIC Number: EJ877376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Developing Learning Communities
Meyer, Sue
Adults Learning, v16 n6 p20-21 Feb 2005
The author talks about a vision of a "learning community" that is currently being trialled in 26 testbeds in England. As the first learning community testbeds develop across England, the author looks at some of the early issues that are emerging from the first few months of activity. The issues identified have emerged from early discussion about and with testbeds relating to where they are going and how they fit into the landscape of community learning. They range from possible support needs to theoretical placing. The author states that it is important that these issues are articulated early so that strategies can be devised to ensure that useful support is provided, that challenges are understood and that the testbed initiative is able to produce the best possible case for approaches that work. The author emphasizes that educators need to be able to identify the links and fits with other Government policies and particularly the developing thinking on sustainable communities where learning is already seen as a strong component part.
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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 (England)