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ERIC Number: ED033272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 59
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Rural Adult Education in Australia.
Roberts, Hew
Adult education in rural areas in Australia provides a contrast both in its general mood and intentions and in its organization with that in the United States. Particularly in rural areas, there seems to be less of the compulsion to organize groups (there are usually no school boards, no chambers of commerce, no women's clubs, no youth centers) than in the American situation. It is also generally true that there are no central facilities (school auditorium or gymnasium, public library, or church hall) for activities. But interaction tends to occur more informally: on the playing field, or in book discussion groups meeting in homes. Summer schools, non-credit residential programs on university campuses, usually about one week in length, are growing rapidly. Traveling lectures and cultural programs are available. There are a number of organizations, such as the Country Women's Association, which have programs which should be considered adult education; increased communication between these organizations and the state adult education agencies would be most useful. (mf)
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Identifiers: Australia; Australia (Tasmania); Chautauquas