ERIC Number: ED199553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Planning and Implementation of an Australian TAFE Clearinghouse System.
Kinnear, D. H.; And Others
Following the lead of the Department of Further Education in South Australia, the Australian Conference of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Directors began a TAFE Clearinghouse, having as its major goal the promotion of initiatives in research, investigation, and innovation in technical and further education. The Clearinghouse's functions were to be as follows: (1) the accessioning of research, investigation, and innovative projects; (2) the distribution of accessioned project reports; (3) the production of particular project reports; and (4) advising authors on editing procedures and others on techniques for retrieving information. This document describes the procedures used for planning and implementing the functions of the Clearinghouse. It discusses the process of formulating an operating statement for the national TAFE Clearinghouse, and the major issues discussed and agreements reached during and after the National TAFE Clearinghouse Conference which planned and approved the Clearinghouse. Problems solved and projects carried out include decisions about scope of material, payment procedures, accession form, types of indexes, descriptors, duties of each state cleringhouse officer, and a pilot project. Implementation of the project is continuing during the 1980s. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Australian Dept. of Further Education, Adelaide.
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia); National TAFE Clearinghouse (Australia)