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ERIC Number: EJ942864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
"From Worthy Margin to Lively Mainstream"
Stanistreet, Paul
Adults Learning, v22 n7 p18-24 Feb 2011
The seventies and eighties saw the adult education movement renew and reexamine its commitment to opening up learning opportunities to "disadvantaged" groups. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) was now part of the mainstream of public policy making in lifelong learning and had a significant role in delivering the government's new agenda. This brought significant growth to the Institute--in terms of both size and income--but brought with it new challenges, not least in maintaining its key role as an independent advocate and critical friend to government. In the third article in a series marking 90 years of NIACE support for adult learning, the author looks at the Institute's role in taking these ideas into the mainstream and the challenges it faced in defending them.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom