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ERIC Number: ED368861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Community Education. National Policy.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
In September 1992, Australia's commonwealth, state, and territory ministers for education and training established a working party to draft a national policy regarding adult community education (ACE). The resulting policy was based on the principle that ACE is an educational provision in its own right that also complements the core provision of the school, Technical and Further Education, and higher education systems; it concentrated on the provision of learning opportunities at the community level through a variety of settings and delivery modes. The policy's six stated goals were as follows: realize the potential of ACE; achieve access and equity; provide diverse opportunities and outcomes for lifelong learning; provide learning pathways to further learning or employment; ensure the quality of ACE; and strengthen partnerships of the community with government, industry, and other education sectors. Intended outcomes and strategies for achieving each of the six goals were formulated. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Development
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).