Funding, flexibility...six ways to improve adult education

Funding and flexibility are key to the future of adult education, says Baroness Wolf

This week the organisation behind the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) international rankings published a damning report on the UK’s adult education system.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says the sector is in need of adequate and sustainable financing (well, duh) and argues that the UK and many other developed nations “need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work”.

The report, Getting Skills Right: future-ready adult learning systems, says that adult education should “give ...

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