ERIC Number: EJ943790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
What Does the Big Society Mean for Us?
Adults Learning, v22 n8 p16-17 Apr 2011
Like a lot of people, the author has been trying to get his mind around David Cameron's Big Society agenda, and what it means for his own institution, City Lit. There has already been a lot written about this subject, especially in the press, much of it reflecting a degree of scepticism. Where to start? The author thinks the Prime Minister tried to spell out his main themes in his February speech relaunching the idea. These boil down to three elements: (1) Why?; (2) What to do about it?; and (3) How? In this article, the author looks at each and contends that providers will need to work hard to demonstrate the wider benefits of all adult learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Politics of Education, Lifelong Learning, Volunteers, Community Development, Social Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom