ERIC Number: ED198282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in Australia: Three Organizational Models.
Solomon, Keith J.; Seagren, Alan T.
This paper, which examines adult education in Australia, is divided into three parts. The first part is a background survey of Australian history and Australian educational development, beginning with its colonization by prisoners and including its government forms and its three levels of education: primary, secondary, and tertiary. After this background, the second part of the paper presents three models of adult education; (1) the New South Wales Board of Adult Education, whose system consists of an advisory board to the state minister of education; (2) the Queensland Department of Technical and Further Education, a rationalization model integrating technical and adult education into a single body; and (3) the Council of Adult Education in Victoria, a decentralized "community based" model. The third part of this paper consists of discussions of these three models of adult education and implications for the future of adult education in Australia. A bibliography is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Colleges, Community Involvement, Community Role, Continuing Education, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Government (Administrative Body), Models, Outreach Programs, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); Australia (Queensland); Australia (Victoria)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (34th, Norfolk, VA, August 10-15, 1980).