It’s time for joined up thinking in Adult Education

Research shows that parental education levels correlate with child development – from the earliest days. By the time children arrive at nursery, the disadvantage gap is already well established. And indeed a survey carried out by MORI (2001) revealed that more than two thirds of twelve to sixteen year olds consider that their parents are the strongest learning influence in their lives.

The following  link to the FE expert piece for FE Week (published 15.09.18 & online 16.09.18) draws on the UCU transforming lives research project to sharply illustrate how attainments of young people are intertwined with the achievements of their families and communities.