Tag Archives: Learning Partnership

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.


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


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