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.