Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2006 (Policy and practice in education)
In Scotland community education is provided both through a variety of local authority departments and a range of voluntary organisations and includes work with young people, community based learning, popular adult education and community work. The book illustrates the conceptual as well as the political debates about the role, purpose and practice of community education in Scotland. It explores a number of community education projects making the case for a model of lifelong learning focusing on democratic renewal.
Labour Research, vol.96, Jan. 2007, p.17-19
The government sponsored Leitch Review has said that union learning representatives will play an important part in improving the skills profile of the working population. The learning rep role is popular with new activists despite some experiencing difficulties with facility time. The learning and skills agenda is embedding itself into union structures and is widely expected to become a core union activity over time.
London: TSO, 2006
This report sets out an ambitious goal for the UK to become a world leader in skills by 2020, benchmarked against the upper quartile of the OECD. The main recommendations are: