Kennedy Report: Main recommendations

4th July 1997 at 01:00
* Launch government campaign, Learning into the New Millennium: the creation of a learning nation.

* Dedicate lottery funding to launch Learning into the New Millennium.

* Prioritise widening participation in the post-16 education agenda.

* Redistribute public resources towards those with less success in earlier learning, moving towards equity of funding post-16.

* Establish a lifetime entitlement to education up to level 3 (A-level equivalent), which is free for young people and those who are socially and economically deprived.

* Create a national network of strategic partnerships to identify local need, stimulate demand, respond creatively and promote learning.

* Encourage employers to provide learning centres linked to the University for Industry. Large firms would have to have theirown, small firms would need to work together or with larger firms.

* Reform the FEFC funding mechanism to recognise levels of previous achievement and social and economic deprivation.

* Create an expanded local authority Access and Childcare Fund.

* Harness new technology for learning.

* Have a credit accumulation system running within five years.

* Create new Pathways to Learning - a unitised system for recognising achievement.

* Take learning to the learner.

* Reform financial support to students, including the benefit system in the interests of equity and promoting Welfare to Work through learning.

* Launch a Charter for Learning.

* Create a Learning Regeneration Fund at regional and sub-regional levels.

* Establish a legal duty upon television to educate.

* Set new national learning targets and local targets for participation.

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