This book opens with a survey of the historical evolution of adult education in the UK and leads on to the study of the structure of adult learning. It discusses distance teaching opportunities such as the Open University and the National Extension College, and face-to-face teaching provision in adult education centres. It also looks at specific programmes such as the Adult Literacy Initiative in the mid-1970s, and at target groups like the adult unemployed, women and ethnic groups. Comprehensive and yet broad-ranging, this volume contains much new material that offers interesting insights into both present and future opportunities for adult education.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Past 1.1 The Historical Evolution of Adult Education in Great Britain Thomas Kelly 1.2 ‘Really Useful Knowledge’: Radical Education and Working-Class Culture, 1790-1848 Richard Johnson 1.3 Broadcasting and Adult Learning in the United Kingdom, 1922-1982 Part 2: Organisation 2.1 The Organisation of Education for Adults in England and Wales Arthur Stock 2.2 The Education of Adults in Scotland John Horobin 2.3 Education for Adults in Northern Ireland Gordon Macintyre 2.4 Post-Initial Education in the North West of England: Models of Provision, Barriers to Provision Keith Percy, Stephen Butters, John Powell and Irene Willett Part 3: Programmes and Target Groups 3.1 The Adult Literacy Initiative, 1974 – 1979, United Kingdom Arthur Jones and Alan Charnley 3.2 Educational Initiatives for the Adult Unemployed Ian Bryant 3.3 Women and Adult Education Jane Thompson 3.4 Race Relations and the Traditions of Adult Education John McIlroy Part 4: Distance Education 4.1 The Open University Community Education Programme Judith Calder 4.2 The National Extension College Richard Freeman 4.3 Television Literacy and Adult Education Len Masterman Part 5: Face-to-face Education 5.1 A Local Centre for the Education of Adults Nick Small and Malcolm Tight 5.2 Non-formal Work: A New Kind of Provision Paul Fordham, Geoff Poulton and Lawrence Randle 5.3 Educational Guidance for Adults Linda Butler Part 6: Future 6.1 Priorities for Action Advisory Council for Adult and Continuing Education 6.2 Education for the Post-Industrial Society Ritchie Calder 6.3 The Future of Adult Education Worldwide John Lowe. Index.