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    Life long learning in rural areas: a report to the Countryside Agency

    Clarke, Richard and Cara, S. and Thompson, A. and Gray, F. and Jones, B. and Jackson, Sue and Mount, D. and Schuller, T. (2002) Life long learning in rural areas: a report to the Countryside Agency. Technical Report. Birkbeck, Faculty of Continuing Education, London.

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    Lifelong Learning is a broad umbrella term which includes many different kinds of provision and different forms of learning. At its heart is formal learning, often classroom based, or involving paper and electronic media, undertaken within educational institutions such as colleges and universities. It may or may not lead to an award and it includes learning undertaken for vocational reasons as well as for general interest. It encompasses what are sometimes also known as adult education, continuing education, continuing professional development (cpd), vocational training and the acquisition of basic skills. It may also include work-based learning, and may overlap with post compulsory (post 16) education, i.e. with further education and higher education, but normally applies to all ‘adult learning’ i.e. by people over the age of 19, in particular those who are returning to study after completing their initial education. From the perspective of the individual learner, however, non-formal learning (organised, systematic study carried on outside the framework of the formal system) is also important. This forms a continuum with informal learning that occurs frequently in the process of daily living, sometimes coincidentally for example through information media or through interpretive provision (such as at museums or heritage sites ). This report focuses on those aspects of adult learning which are directly affected by government policies, and thus of prime concern for rural proofing.


    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Lifelong Learning, Rural Areas, Adult Education, Rural Proofing
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Richard Clarke
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 13:16
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:10


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