Tag Archives: Brighton & Hove

Widening participation and progression issues: lessons from a learning partnership in the southeast

In this article, written in 2007 for a LSC publication by NIACE, I draw upon my experience of adult and community education in Brighton and Hove, and the lessons from across a range of projects, about how people participate in learning, what they judge to be progression and the lessons providers  (and governments) should draw from their reflections. The key points I  made in 2007 are still relevant now, as institutional memories fade.

NIACE-LSCarticle2007-FINAL

Evaluation of Brighton and Hove Adult Learning Strategy 2007-2010

This report, published in Spring 2010,  was commissioned by Brighton and Hove Learning Partnership on behalf of the Adult Learning Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the Adult Learning Strategy carried out with members of the Adult Learning Group, partner colleges and community partners in the city. The Report deals with progress towards the achievement of the Adult Learning Strategy objectives during the period 2007 to November 2009 in order to inform a refresh of the strategy that took place during Spring 2010. Helen MacIntyre, Education Research Centre, University of Brighton, was my research officer during this evaluation.

ALS-FINAL 2009 executive summary copy

ALS Evaluation 2009 -FINAL copy

 

Evaluation of the ‘Building Bridges’ ESF Project Summer 2006–June 2008

This report, published in July 2008, was commissioned by the Family Learning Programme Manager of Brighton and Hove City Council, lead partner and delivery partner, on behalf of the Project Management Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the ESF-funded Building Bridges Project carried out with Project managers, workers, key providers and stakeholders. The Project activities spanned Brighton and Hove, Surrey and West Sussex. The Report deals with the activity of the Project between June 2006 and 2008.

Building Bridges-Final Report 2008 copy

Evaluation of the Community Outreach Learning Project April 2006–December 2007

This report, published in March 2008,  was commissioned by the Community Skills and Learning Manager of Brighton and Hove City Council, on behalf of the Project Steering Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the *ESF-funded Community Outreach Learning Project carried out with Project workers, key providers and Project participants. The Report deals with the activity of the Project between April 2006 and December 2007.

* ESF – European Social Fund

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Evaluation of Whitehawk Inn, 2006 – 2007

This report, published in August 2007, was commissioned by Whitehawk Inn, East Brighton, and details the findings of a qualitative review of the work of the Whitehawk Inn community-based adult education and training hub, carried out with the management team, Gateway Project workers, community trustees, key education and employment advice providers, and with learners. The Report deals with the activity of the Whitehawk Inn between August 2006 and July 2007.

WHI-07 FINAL Evaluation copy

Progression from informal learning in the community to formal education.

This report developed out of a project to explore progression pathways from informal learning in the community, to more formal education being undertaken by the Friends Centre, for the Targets for Adult Learning Working Group (TALWG) of the Brighton and Hove Learning Partnership, during autumn 2001. The aim of that project was to research the range of progression routes that learners may want, finding out if they are aware of what is currently available, asking what they would like to see provided and in what form.

Progression report 2002-final copy

Information, Advice & Guidance Project

This report is a qualitative evaluation of Brighton and Hove’s Information, advice and guidance (IAG) Project during 2000-2001. This particular phase of IAG development across the city had focused on meeting the IAG training needs of community and voluntary sector organisations.

IAG Evaluation Report 2001- final draft copy