ERIC Number: ED164146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Poverty and Education in Australia. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Poverty in Australia--December 1976. Document 31.
Fitzgerald, Ronald T.
The Commission of Inquiry into Poverty in Australia investigated the relationship between poverty and education. Specifically, the Commission was concerned with cultural disadvantages among the poor, the poverty cycle, and adequacy of existing education and cultural services for the poor. The Commission maintained that improved education for disadvantaged minorities should accompany a redistribution of wealth, not be seen as a substitute for it. This document briefly summarizes perspectives of a larger report and lists specific recommendations covering: (1) unequal outcomes of schooling: collecting, monitoring, and disseminating data on level of schooling and earning power and occupation; (2) high risk children: schooling costs, dropouts, teacher training in literacy and numeracy skills, school health services, migrants (provision for bilingual education), rural education; (3) school policy: community involvement, teachers (training, appointment, promotion), support staff and services, curriculum and career education, career information; (4) learning and work: transition from school to work, unemployment reduction, job descriptions, adult education, migrants; (5) Aboriginals and education: administration, separate or integrated schools, training for non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal teachers, community involvement, flexible facilities, further research and data dissemination. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Ancillary Services, Career Education, Continuation Students, Data Collection, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Information Dissemination, Migrant Education, Poverty, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, School Personnel
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Commission of Inquiry into Poverty, Canberra.
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia; Commission of Inquiry into Poverty in Australia