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Benn, Roseanne, Ed.; Fieldhouse, Roger, Ed. – 1998
This document contains six papers examining the theoretical and practical development of university adult continuing education (ACE) curricula in the late 1990s. The following are among the factors considered in "An Exploration of the Factors Affecting the Adult Continuing Education Curriculum" (Roseanne Benn): goals; cultural,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
Fieldhouse, Roger – 1996
The purpose of this book is: to set the historical development of British adult education in its wider policy and ideological context; to examine its various forms and formulations; and to identify what purpose or purposes it has served. The 16 chapters are as follows: "Historical and Political Context" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational History
Hamilton, Mary, Ed.; Withnall, Alexandra, Ed. – 1995
The following conference papers cover a wide spectrum of issues in continuing education: "Introduction" (Katherine Leni Oglesby); "Footprints in the Sand?--The Legacy of the University Funding Council's Support for Research in Continuing Education" (Chris Duke); "Thinking Fragments: Learning, Life Histories and the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2000
Survey results from 75 British adult learners indicated that the main site where they acquired skills of active citizenship (including interpersonal competence, confidence, and knowledge of government) was the workplace. Very small numbers felt that schools equipped them with these skills. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Democracy
Benn, Roseanne – 1997
This book examines the low level of numeracy in Britain, reasons why numeracy is critical, and the forces affecting adults. Section 1 describes the educational environment in which adults learn mathematics. Chapters 1-2 explore the role and purposes of adult education and identify characteristics of and influences on learners and teachers. Section…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
Benn, Roseanne – Adults Learning (England), 1994
Interviews with British adult educators (11 women, 6 men) established their learning needs regarding curriculum, assessment, and management; preferred learning strategies; and desired learning outcomes in terms of career advancement, job performance, and enlightenment. Some wanted more formal rather than self-directed learning opportunities. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Educators, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Benn, Roseanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1995
A survey of enrolled students and withdrawers from a certificate program at the University of Exeter showed that this type of provision is meeting the needs of adults who have not previously benefited from higher education. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Benn, Roseanne; Burton, Rob – Studies in the Education of Adults, 1994
Surveys of Access Course students and providers at British universities as well as those who inquired about them yielded 1,471 responses. Providers considered math an important qualification, but sizable numbers of students and inquirers saw math as a major barrier to their participation. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Students, Equal Education
Benn, Roseanne, Ed.; Fieldhouse, Roger, Ed. – 1994
This publication contains an introduction and the 19 papers presented in workshops at a conference that addressed some issues relating to professionalization and the training and professional development needs in the area of adult education. Papers are as follows: "Training and Professional Development in Adult and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Community Colleges