Building meaningful representation for adult learners - new AONTAS position paper
15 Oct 2012 11:46 AM
The reconfiguration of further education and training, the establishment of SOLAS and LETBs, along with new legislation provide a welcome opportunity for learner representation at governance and decision making level. The recent Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill provides for the expansion of board membership to include two learner representatives - one to be nominated by USI and the second to be identified from the adult and further education sector. NALA (The National Adult Literacy Agency) has recently launched a campaign for a learner representative on each of the new Local Education and Training Boards.This paper sets out AONTAS position on how the learner voice can best be represented in order to reflect the diversity of adult learning and to ensure that learners have more of a say in service delivery.
Read the paper here.