ERIC Number: ED251580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Post-Arrival Programs and Services.
Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
This book assesses the effectiveness of recommendations implemented after the release of the Australian government's "Report of the Review of Post-Arrival Programs and Services for Migrants" in 1977. In general, the implementation of the Report's proposals has been of substantial benefit to migrants (both newly arrived and longer resident), to Australia's ethnic groups, and to the community as a whole. The Report's guiding principles remain relevant, but some changes may be needed to attain its broader goals, those not easily reached through specific programs. After three opening chapters, providing (1) a broad overview, (2) an explanation of evaluation methodology, and (3) a demographic analysis of Australian migrants (1976-1986), each succeeding chapter describes and makes recommendations for a different migrant program or problem area: (4) the initial settlement program; (5) the adult migrant education program; (6) the child migrant education program; (7) the multicultural education program; (8) the use of bilingual staff in public agencies, and the provision of translator and interpretor services; (9) information needs and provision; (10) migrant welfare; (11) special needs; (12) the law and civil rights; (13) broadcasting and the arts; and (14) program coordination. Information regarding past and future expenditures appears at the end of each program or project areas and the book concludes with a summary of major recommendations. (KH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Rights, Coordination, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Immigrants, Information Needs, Information Services, Land Settlement, Migrant Problems, Migrant Programs, Migrant Welfare Services, Migration Patterns, Multicultural Education, Program Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
Note: For a summary document, see UD 023 979.