ERIC Number: ED351719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
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Adult Communication Management in Adult Vocational Education: A Contemporary Australian Perspective.
Noting that the field of adult vocational education has grown significantly, this paper outlines one way that the field of communication studies has been specifically and selectively applied to the initial and continuing professional development needs of adult vocational educators at the University of Technology in Sydney Australia. The paper notes that this field is constituted by human resource developers, industry trainers, instructors from the armed services, and vocational teachers in technical and further education colleges--groups which, for the most part, form the undergraduate and graduate student body in schools of adult and vocational education in Australian universities. The paper places particular emphasis on the continuing evolution of a new applied theoretical perspective known as "adult communication management." The paper discusses the general features, underlying assumptions, and the conceptual framework of adult communication management. The paper concludes with a discussion of how adult communication management should continue to develop as a field of study in adult vocational education within Australian universities. (Ninety-one references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Adult Communication Management; Australia (Sydney); Communication Competencies; University of Technology Sydney (Australia)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (42nd, Miami, FL, May 20-25, 1992).