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The Holy Grail of e-learning: the quest continues

Brian Creese, National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).  Sometimes something is just too easy. I was really surprised when taking a short break in Valencia earlier this year to discover that the Cathedral there housed the

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GCSE Grade C: too much and yet too little for older students

Brian Creese For most of my years working in and around FE and Adult education I have not spent too much time thinking about GCSEs. Although GCSE re-sits account for a large cohort in the 16-18 sector, we at the

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Adult education: a fundamental good

Brian Creese Evening classes were once such an unshakeable part of the British landscape. They were the setting for TV and radio sitcoms, editions of the London guide Spotlight used to fly off the shelves on release and the standard

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Are basic skills and benefits a motivational combination?

Brian Creese, NRDC (National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy) After three years away from the front line of government policy, adult literacy and numeracy practitioners suddenly had the spotlights turned on them again last week. Was

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Why government should provide more funding for older learners

Andrew Jenkins, IOE, and Tarani Chandola, University of Manchester Health in Britain, including life expectancy, has continued to improve in recent years, yet health inequalities have not only persisted, but widened. Those who are best off financially have the best health

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