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Scotland's Adult Education: the Challenge of Change (known as the Alexander Report, 1975, after its chair Professor Keenneth Alexander) brought youth work and adult education together for the first time into a new Community Education service. It picked up ideas about youth work from the earlier England and Wales Albemarle Report and re-energised the adult education movement in Scotland. Following its publication, most authorities in Scotland restructured their youth and community and adult education services into community education services.


Scottish Education Department (1975) Adult Education: the challenge of change. Report by a Committee of Inquiry (the Alexander Report). Edinburgh: HMSO.

Ministry of Education (1960) The Youth Service in England and Wales (the Albemarle Report) London, HMSO.

Sercombe, H., Sweeney, J., Milburn, T., Liddell, M., McLeod, R. and Denning, P. (2014) Scottish Youth Work: same but different, Glasgow. See
Crowther, J., Martin, I. and Shaw, M. (eds.) (1999) Popular Education and Social Movements in Scotland Today, Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.