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Community Learning in Rural Areas - RE0247

This report was jointly commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and undertaken by NIACE (The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education).

It examines the provision of, and participation in, community learning in rural areas. It considers the difficulties faced by adults who wish to participate in learning, and how that participation can be enabled and improved.
The overarching objectives are to:

1. Assist BIS and Defra in developing a joint outline strategy for supporting community learning and widening participation in learning in rural communities
2. Inform and support developing community learning policy;
3. Support Defra policy on enhancing rural communities and point to good practice in the rural proofing of government policy;
4. Contribute to the impact of the government’s Rural Statement;
5. Widen the evidence gained around access to adult learning in rural areas;
6. Identify and record good practice examples that can be circulated and replicated
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Community Learning in Rural Areas   (1749k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2012

Cost: £10,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (N I A C E - NIACE)
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs