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ERIC Number: EJ877407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Take a Long, Hard Look
Mackney, Paul
Adults Learning, v20 n1 p18-20 Sep 2008
The mooted development of a set of core British values demands a thorough re-examination of what it means to be British. The author argues that British people need to look at Britishness a bit more as others see them. For many the experience of Britishness was brutishness and it is still seen that way in the Middle East and not just by those in the Middle East but by most Europeans as well. The author contends that the UK will have a problem with social and community cohesion until British people have a very thorough re-examination of themselves. He discusses the role of further education and colleges in promoting community cohesion and presents 10 examples of community cohesion arrangements from the revised Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) handbook, which give people ideas of how to make their colleges better places. He states that the major contribution of colleges is to develop a culture of learning since, as the 1998 Green Paper "The Learning Age," said: "the development of a culture of learning will help to build a united society."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom