ERIC Number: ED224777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Responses from Australian Government Education Systems on "Out-of-School" Experience for Teachers.
Australian Education Council, Melbourne.
This document reports the results of a survey on the procedures and potential benefits of "out of school" experiences for elementary and secondary school teachers in Australia. The introduction supplies the background and rationale for providing teachers with practical work experiences outside the school through inservice work-study, visitation, and research programs. For the survey, member school systems of the Australian Education Council indicated steps taken since 1979 to provide "out of school" experiences for teachers, and to examine and analyze the benefits and problems encountered. The first section of the report contains an outline of the purpose and status of the Teacher and Industry Exchange Sub-Program, a pilot program implemented in three states (New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia) to provide cooperative experiences and links between schools and industry. Succeeding sections of the report describe teacher "out of school" activities, availablity and use of leave without pay, and program evaluations in all Australian states and territories: (1) New South Wales; (2) Victoria; (3) Queensland; (4) South Australia; (5) Western Australia; (6) Tasmania; (7) Northern Territory; and (8) Australian Capital Territory. A summary lists the features of "out of school" experience programs and a concluding statement attests to the value of such programs. A bibliography of eight items is appended. (FG)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Exchange Programs, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Education Council, Melbourne.
Identifiers: Australia; Teacher Industry Exchange Subprogram (Australia)