The troubles with funding lifelong learning are not just in the U.S. European educators are alarmed at how the current approach to funding lifelong learning simply isn’t working. They seek a new way of doing things to reverse these damaging trends. Excerpt:
The number of adults taking part in learning and training has fallen to a record low.
Research by the Learning and Work Institute shows that just one in three (35 per cent) of adults has taken part in learning in the past three years, down from 37 per cent in 2017. This is the lowest number on record – with participation as low as 29 per cent in the South West and 30 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The number of students in part-time higher education tumbled by 40 per cent.
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