Raising the Standard in Scotland: A Report on Perspectives of Practitioners, Trainers and Students on Qualifying Training in Community Learning and Development - Full Report

DescriptionThis research was commissioned by Learning Connections and carried out by the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education at the University of Dundee. The objectives of this project were to analyse the existing curricula for CLD training against policy developments and consult the field on the effectiveness of the current training programmes.
ISBN978 0 7559 1767
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2008
Website Publication DateAugust 01, 2008

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION

2. METHODOLOGY
2.1 Data Collection and Sampling

3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
3.1 Documentary Analysis

4. POLICY OVERVIEW
4.1 Reports on the Submitted Programme Documentation as Seen
4.2 Discussion

5. QUESTIONNAIRE AND FOCUS GROUP RESULTS
5.1 Information about the questionnaire respondents
5.2 Information about the Focus Group participants
5.3 Role of the CLD practitioner
5.4 Desirable abilities and attributes of a CLD practitioner
5.5 Readiness to practise of newly qualified CLD practitioners
5.6 Views about training provision
5.7 Modes of training
5.8 Title of the training qualification
5.9 Content of training
5.10 View about the placement component of training
5.11 Views on the current set of competences used to assess initial qualifying performance in CLD
5.12 Gaps in preparedness of newly qualified CLD practitioners
5.13 Strengths of newly qualified CLD practitioners
5.14 New skills required of a CLD practitioner in the future

6. CONCLUSION

7. RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDIX 1 - GRID FOR ANALYSING CURRICULAR DOCUMENTS
APPENDIX 2 - ON-LINE SURVEY
APPENDIX 3 - FOCUS GROUP QUESTION AREA SCHEDULE