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Post 16 – you can’t get the staff

Post 16 – you can’t get the staff

Adult education in Europe is failing to cater for the needs of its students because too few teachers have the necessary skills and expertise, according to a stark warning from the European Union’s vocational education chief.  James Calleja, head ofCedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, told TES that many adult learners across the continent were being turned off learning by poor teaching.  “Teachers of adults are often not adequately trained to teach adults,” he said.  “You need specific qualifications to teach adults and specific methods.  It can’t just be delivered by any teacher.

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