ERIC Number: ED338926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education and the Public Culture of Victoria. Initiating a Process of Wider Social Discourse and Effective Participation. The D'Cruz Report 1989.
D'Cruz, J. V.
Consultations with and written submissions from practitioners and administrators provided the basis for this overview of adult basic education in Victoria, Australia. Based on the findings, recommendations were formulated to allocate new funds to improve programing. The recommendations center on these issues: (1) the need for greater understanding and use of appropriate technologies that meet the needs of people seeking to gain literacy and numeracy skills; (2) increased emphasis on numeracy as part of adult basic education; (3) state and local programs for research into issues relating to adult basic education and establishment of a database; (4) curriculum and associated materials development; (5) professional development; (6) expansion of ways in which programs are delivered; and (7) information and community awareness. Recommendations regarding specific attention to aborigines, people with disabilities, and non-English-speaking people are also offered, while still others concern aging, gender equity in access to education, geographic locations, preemployment and workplace education, and student support. (Appendixes include the consultation brief, the questionnaire and list of respondents, and an advertisement for project consultants. Twelve references are listed.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Disabilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Program Costs, Program Improvement, Research Needs, State Programs, Vocational Education
Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training, GPO Box 4367, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Victoria Ministry of Education, Melbourne (Australia). Div. of Further Education.
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia (Victoria)