Professor Alison Wolf is one of the country's leading education academics. In this study, she explains the disastrous results of current policy and discusses, lucidly but rigorously, how reform of the sector should take place.
Author: Alison Wolf
In the UK, further education is a bastion of Soviet central planning that has wholly avoided the market-based reforms that have been adopted in other parts of the state sector. In terms of total spending, further education is important, but hitherto -- perhaps because of its complexity -- there has been little serious policy analysis of the sector. Professor Alison Wolf is one of the country's leading education academics. In this study, she explains the disastrous results of current policy and discusses, lucidly but rigorously, how reform of the sector should take place. The author proposes a new model for funding that is 'student centred', and which can lead to further and adult education once again making a major contribution to the building of a skilled workforce and educated citizenry. In developing her conclusions, the author draws on theory and evidence -- including experience of reform in higher education. This monograph is essential reading for all those involved in post-compulsory education, including academics and policymakers. Features: The first serious policy analysis of the further education sector; Looks at the justifications for state spending on further education, how resources are allocated and the wider policy context; Details the disastrous results of current policies; showing that they are wasteful, inefficient and fail to deliver on their stated aims; Proposes a new model for funding further education which is driven by the needs of students, not the whims of bureaucrats and politicians.
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Author: United States. Congress
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Through its unique theoretical framework - a cultural understanding of teaching and learning – this book develops a new way of understanding educational improvement, one which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices ...
Author: David James
Through its unique theoretical framework - a cultural understanding of teaching and learning – this book develops a new way of understanding educational improvement, one which focuses on the formation and transformation of the practices through which students learn. Based on detailed ethnographic research of seventeen learning sites in further education colleges, this book generates a unique insight into a wide variety of practices of teaching and learning. Illustrated by case studies, it is structured around three key questions: what do learning cultures in FE look like and how do they transform over time? how do learning cultures transform people? how can people (tutors, managers, policy makers, but also students) transform learning cultures for the better? Through a combination of theory and analysis, Improving Learning Cultures in Further Education makes a strong case for the importance of a cultural approach to the improvement of teaching and learning in further education, and provides practical guidance for researchers, policymakers and practitioners for implementing change for the better.
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Author: Centre pour la recherche et l'innovation dans l'enseignement
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
This book examines the relationships between exclusion and adult learning focusing on 19 innovative learning initiatives that are making the difference in six countries: Belgium (Flemish Community), Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom (England).
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Author: Brian Findsen
This book explores the relatively ignored issue of the social context and dimensions of learning for older adults. It combines international perspectives drawn from adult education, sociology, social gerontology, and critical theory to investigate the social and material circumstances of older adults' lives and connected learning. The central argument is that educators and practitioners will better understand older adults' learning by more fully addressing social context, the social construction of aging, older adults' interaction with social institutions, the nature of social change to which they contribute, and the social issues they face.
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Author: Marie Adams
Librarianship in further education colleges and the former polytechnics is closely involved with the learning process: the book offers the experience and inspiration of educational managers and librarians committed to learner-centred institutions, examining the opportunities that exist for librarians to contribute to learning and influence its development. It shows that the acceleration of learner-centred and flexible styles of learning has brought libraries centre-stage in all tertiary (ie post-16) education.
Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date ...
Author: L. B. Curzon
Publisher: A&C Black
Jonathan Tummons has sensitively updated Curzon's long-established Teaching in Further Education, ensuring that not only does this new edition provide the academically rigorous approach of previous editions but it also offers an up to date guide to current practice and research. Topics covered include: - Theories of learning - The teaching-learning process - Instructional techniques - Assessment and evaluation - Intelligence and ability This is the complete guide for those training to work in the Further Education sector.