ERIC Number: ED214688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Integrated and Early Childhood Education: Preparation for Social Development. Summary Theme C: Alternatives in Training and Implications for Self-Help.
With specific reference to the Aboriginal situation in Australia, and in the context of the Australian federal government's current policy regarding Aboriginal self-management, this document addresses the need for alternatives to traditional Aboriginal training (education) programs and the implications of these alternative programs for the Aboriginal community. After establishing why alternative training programs are needed, and after drawing contrasts between traditional Aboriginal education and western schooling, problems associated with the change of federal government policy for Aborigines from assimilation to self-management are described. In conclusion, implications of the alternative training programs for Aboriginal self-help are listed. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Determination, Self Help Programs
Bernard van Leer Foundation, P.O. Box 85905, 2508 CP The Hague, Netherlands (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Hemisphere Seminar (2nd, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, February 24-March 7, 1981). For related documents, see PS 012 556 and PS 012 795-800.