UK research on what works in terms of improving the outcomes for disadvantaged students

This January the UK Social Mobility Commission published a report, Improving attainment among disadvantaged students in the FE and adult learning sector. Their findings were based on a review of 63 studies from 4 countries.

Their findings included:

Ako Aotearoa research – on lifelong learning, agency, literacy and numeracy

Ako Aotearoa has a project that is exploring and developing adults’ life-long learning capacity through the integration of agency, literacy and numeracy.

They note that “Readiness for lifelong learning requires that adults be agentic learners, equipped to enact pro-active strategies in the pursuit of self-directed learning goals, self-managing their learning process and using, evaluating and modifying learning strategies.”

A review of the literature found that: