Community Learning in Rural Areas
A NIACE report on ‘Community Learning in Rural Areas’ commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to examine the provision of, and participation in, community learning in rural areas.
The publication considers the difficulties faced by adults in rural areas who wish to participate in learning, and how that participation can be enabled and improved. It aims to inform and support developing community learning policy and assist BIS and Defra to develop a joint outline strategy for supporting community learning and widening participation in learning in rural communities.
The report makes a number of recommendations to help address the challenges faced by learning providers in rural areas and by the many residents in rural communities who wish to participate in learning.