Sir Alan Tuckett OBE Emeritus Fellow

Sir Alan Tuckett OBE

Emeritus Fellow

Sir Alan Tuckett OBE is Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton, Past President of the International Council for Adult Education and Honorary Fellow of UNESCO's Institute of Lifelong Learning.

He led the work of L&W's predecessor NIACE from 1988-2011, and since then has been an honorary life member and emeritus research fellow. At NIACE Alan started Adult Learners' Week in 1992, and saw its adoption by UNESCO and spread to more than fifty countries.

Alan worked at the Friends Centre Brighton 1973-81, where he helped start the national adult literacy campaign; was Principal of Clapham-Battersea AEI in ILEA 1981-88, and policy adviser to ILEA's Chair FHE 1987-8.

Alan has honorary doctorates from eight universities, he is a Fellow of City and Guilds, of the College of Teachers and of the Assessor's Guild. he was inducted to the International hall of Fame of Adult Educators in 2006, and made Distinguished Professor of the International Institute of Adult Education in Delhi. He has worked recently with UNESCO, the World Economic Forum, CREFAL in Mexico, OECD and numerous governments. He is Vice Chair of the 2019 Commission on Adult Education.



Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society: The Learning Age 20 years on
9 January 2018 by Sir Alan Tuckett OBE

Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society: The Learning Age 20 years on

‘The Learning Age’, a Government Green Paper published in the 1990s, includes a preface by David Blunkett which offers a generous vision of the value of lifelong learning. Lord Blunkett recognises the role adult learning plays...Read more »

17 July 2015 by Sir Alan Tuckett OBE

Brian Groombridge was an extraordinary and imaginative adult educator

Following the sad passing of Brian Groombridge, former NIACE Chief Executive, Alan Tuckett, remembers him as an extraordinary adult educator, colleague and mentor.   
 

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