Diaries of 1000 Adult Learners

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Diaries kept by about 1000 adult learners for a week in 1995.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1995, the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education advertised its 'Dairy of 1000 Adult Learners' project as part of the celebration that would accompany the 1996 European Year of Lifelong Learning and its own 75th Anniversary. Individuals and groups were invited to keep a diary of activities for any week in the Autmn Term 1995, to 'show how adults are learning in the 1990s'.Extracts from the diaries, and conclusions drawn from the survey, were prepared by Pat Coare and Al Thomson (Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sussex) and published as Through the joy of learning: Diaries of 1000 adult learners (NIACE, 1996).

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers, by appointment only, telephone or email a week in advance of your intended visit. Researchers must abide by the conditions protecting the collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education in 1996 to the Mass-Observation Archive Trust which has deposited the collection with the University of Sussex.

Note

Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction conditions vary. Please consult the Head of Special Collections.

Bibliography

Pat Coare and Al Thomson (eds), Through the joy of learning: Diaries of 1000 adult learners (NIACE, 1996).