University continuing education 1981-2006 : twenty-five turbulent years
- Leicester [England] : NIACE, c2010.
- Physical description
- xi, 208 p. ; 24 cm.
LC5256 .G7 U52 2010
- Unknown LC5256 .G7 U52 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contributors-- Preface-- Acknowledgements-- Glossary-- Chapter 1: Introduction: University continuing education 1981-2006-- Chapter 2: University adult education: The first century-- Chapter 3: University adult education and the shift to mass higher education-- Chapter 4: The impact on university continuing education departments-- Chapter 5: The role of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning-- Chapter 6: University continuing education: changing concepts and perceptions-- Chapter 7: Vocationalism and the rise of continuing vocational education-- Case study 1: Lifelong learning at Cardiff University-- Case study 2: University of Glasgow, Department of Adult Continuing Education-- Case study 3: Adult and continuing education at the university of Leeds-- Case study 4: Lifelong learning at the University of Leicester-- Case study 5: Adult and continuing education at the University of Liverpool-- Case study 6: Continuing education at Oxford-- Case study 7: Lifelong learning at the University of Sheffield-- Case study 8: Lifelong learning at the University of Warwick-- Chapter 8: The future of university continuing education: lessons from this study-- Afterword.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Over the last 25 years university continuing education departments have come under unprecedented threat, with many closing or changing beyond recognition. Yet this has occurred over the same period that their central values of social equity, accessibility and learner engagement are at the heart of the current rhetoric of wider and more inclusive participation in higher education. This book explores the many changes in continuing education from 1981-2006, including case studies of individual departments, and the role of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning. This book is timely for two reasons; as the old continuing education tradition disappears, its story should be told, and, equally importantly, the driving principles of the university adult education system have a valuable contribution to make in informing future strategy and policy in higher education lifelong learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Bill Jones, Russell Moseley, Geoffrey Thomas.
- At foot of title: Universities Association for Lifelong Learning.