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What are the implications in terms of Change Management likely to be as a consequence of the new initiatives in the Learning for Life White Paper on Adult Education?

O'Leary, Teresa (2005) What are the implications in terms of Change Management likely to be as a consequence of the new initiatives in the Learning for Life White Paper on Adult Education? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This Research emanated from the changes taking place in adult education as result of the framework set out in the Learning for Life White Paper on Adult Education. According to this paper adult education and life long learning is the last mass or area of education to be developed in Ireland. This research aims to investigate the change management implications as a result of the initiatives set out in this Paper. The research will concentrate on the provision of adult education within the Further Education Sector and on how the implementation of life long learning has created a need for change.

The raw data was collected through the use of structured interviews that were conducted at two colleges of Further Education. The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed before undergoing systematic qualitative analysis.

The overall results found the impact of the framework set out in the Learning for Life White Paper on Adult Education had a positive affect on the provision of adult education. The main findings identified the need to change the delivery structure of programmes to cater for the adult learners. There was a perception among the respondents that the VEC and the Department of Education were not placing enough focus on Adult education. The two colleges were of the opinion that there was a need to develop networks between the colleges and local industry.

Life long learning has become a reality for the Further Education sector. The opening up of access to mature students has challenged the traditional approaches to education. The Learning for Life White Paper on Adult Education has facilitated this change. It was found that there are still parts of this framework that could be utilised more to develop the programmes for life long learning within the Further Education sector.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 13:13
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 15:58
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/449

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