ERIC Number: ED212432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Learning to Share: A Report on the Disadvantaged Country Areas Program for 1978. Volume Two.
Randell, Shirley K.
The Disadvantaged Country Areas Program in Australia involves a limited number of areas in each State selected according to their relative poverty, special need for improved educational provisions, and lack of opportunities for employment and training for young people. All schools in the declared areas are expected to share the services and facilities provided under the Program and to cooperate in devising plans for improvement. The most common problems of area projects are those related to isolation. Consequently, arrangements for travel feature largely in country programs. Technical means of communication are also used to reduce the effects of isolation. Country communities in the areas are trying to raise educational standards by developing local acceptance of the idea of education as the business of the whole community. The Program provides tangible resources, personnel, and career information for senior students. The career information involves students visiting career reference centres and taking part in work experience programs in the cities. To ensure effective decision-making at the local level, all States have now established a structure which allows for consultation among all interested groups. A description of projects funded in 1978 and statistical information about the Program follow the narrative section. (CM)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Catholic Schools, Community Control, Cooperative Programs, Decision Making, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Cooperation, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Youth, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Student Transportation, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; Disadvantaged Schools Program (Australia)
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