I was struck by the contrasts between two tweets in my timeline this morning.
The first showed a photograph of a long line of people queuing for adult education classes in Worcester in 1981. September queues were also an annual feature of adult and community learning in Leeds in the 1980s.
The second tweet provided a link to the Irish Times describing adult education as a “best-kept secret”.
What has happened over 35 years that has changed the profile of part-time adult learning from highly desirable and public to only semi-visible? Why has supply and overt demand fallen?…
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