Sitting here in somewhat difficult circumstances, I am observing the French regional elections and thinking about adult eduction. At one level, it is daft/mad/nuts that finding appropriate courses to help the over-80s into online existence is near impossible in France of all places. This is the country that is supposed to have equal access completely sussed. The UK is undeniably dreadful at many aspects of learning but one of the things it does well (apart from its rightly renowned high-end degrees) is helping people either get back onto the learning ladder or simply hook in to whatever bits of ‘modern life ‘ are needed. Strangely, France’s regional elections – at least here – have completely missed any discussion of education for those over about 30. How odd.
Posted by: Gillian | March 20, 2010