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The social value of Further Education and adult learning

Carpentieri, Jd and Vorhaus, John (2010) The social value of Further Education and adult learning. In: Colleges 2020. Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr).

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the social value generated by Further Education (FE). By social value, we mean benefits to individuals, families and society. First, we examine the research on benefits to individuals, both economic and those related to mental and physical well-being and health. Next, we summarise evidence on the positive impacts of FE on parenting skills, and on the reduction of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage. Finally, we look at the positive impacts of FE on social cohesion, participation and attitudes.Most of the research on the social value of adult education has focused on adult learning in general, rather than that undertaken in FE colleges. Following that pattern, when we speak of FE we speak of it in its broader sense: adult education in general – that is, all post-compulsory lifelong learning undertaken after the age of 16, excluding Higher Education (HE).

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 13:52
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:53
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