By Cecilia McKelvey
The following, the authors discover functional methods of imposing APL for the good thing about participants, employers and the group as a complete, exhibiting the way it could make a true contribution to equality of chance. Chapters examine the actual wishes of varied sectors of the neighborhood, and the way APL can be utilized to satisfy these wishes. For ethnic groups, these whose first language isn't really English, and people who arrive in Britain with skills from in a foreign country, the APL technique could be a very important level within the look for schooling, employment and equality of expertise. individuals with disabilities locate that APL will help holiday via obstacles and supply new breadth of chance, when for girls it will possibly result in larger attractiveness and more suitable profession development. by using case reviews and functional examples the authors provide specific advice on equipment of implementation, employees improvement and carrying on with aid to assist tutors, managers and senior employees make potent use of APL.
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With the high motivation and tremendous determination that they bring to education it seems the least that education could offer them would be a recognition of where they are coming from and of the struggles they have had and will have to contend with to achieve their ambitions. APL could be the first step along the road for a great number of women, young and old who have run homes and extended families, done paid work in the home such as machining or packing, or worked in family businesses, and been APL and ethnic communities 45 involved in the life of their community.
One way in which diversity of experience can be recognised is in the qualification itself, so that skills such as Indian vegetarian cookery, Chinese cookery, Halal (Muslim ritual) butchery, Afro hairdressing, preparing costumes for the Netting Hill carnival, providing a make-up service for Hindu weddings and Asian dressmaking can be accepted as valid for recognised qualifications. This has been exemplified by the CGLI and the RSA, which have attempted to devise qualifications for particular vocational areas which may attract people from different ethnic groups.
Stage 3 Evidence is assembled and organised into a portfolio to suit the regulations of particular awarding bodies. Stage 4 The candidate submits evidence of achievement via the portfolio to the assessor. Stage 5 The candidate meets the assessor and may undergo a skills test, interview or simulation. Stage 6 The assessor evaluates the evidence and the candidate receives verification from the awarding body. 20 APL: Equal Opportunities for All? 2 The APL process Equality of opportunity and the APL process 21 Stage 7 The candidate receives information on learning opportunities.
APL: Equal Opportunities for All? (Further Education: the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning) by Cecilia McKelvey