ERIC Number: EJ942806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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"Look for the Small Print--Even when It's Not There"
Adults Learning, v22 n4 p10-11 Dec 2010
There are things in the skills White Paper that those who care passionately about lifelong learning and the empowerment of adult learners will welcome. But as well as admiring the angels in the architecture, the author contends, they need to look for the devils in the detail. The White Paper cannot be considered apart from the spending review settlement which preceded it and the demands made by the 25 per cent cut in the overall budget for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Lifelong learning's situation cannot be divorced from the circumstances in which further education institutions now find themselves. The government's cut of 25 per cent in their basic resource grant could put a number of them under severe financial pressure, limiting the range of courses and, in some cases, places for adult learners.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Position Papers, Educational Policy, Skill Development, Performance Factors, Barriers, Financial Problems, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Empowerment, Grants
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom