ERIC Number: ED306433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Provision of Post-Secondary Education in Non-Metropolitan Australia: Planning and Policy Considerations.
The numerous conclusions and recommendations presented stem from a 1987-1988 study that addressed four questions about postsecondary education in nonmetropolitan Australia: (1) To what extent does the system monitor and respond to demographic and labor market changes?; (2) What progress has been made toward achieving cooperation and coordination between postsecondary sectors and institutions?; (3) What barriers exist to providing opportunities for persons in nonmetropolitan areas to gain greater access to postsecondary education?; and (4) What further steps should be taken to provide more opportunities? In this context, nonmetropolitan does not mean rural but refers to all areas outside the six Australian capital cities and outside the following cities/areas: Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong, Geelong, and the Gold Coast. The material in the following sections answers the four research questions: (1) an overview of postsecondary education provision; (2) demographic and labor market characteristics; (3) policy for the provision and development of postsecondary education; (4) initiatives taken to expand the provision of postsecondary education; (5) factors limiting an expansion in access to postsecondary education; (6) proposals to expand the provision of postsecondary education; (7) census tables; (8) two maps that show population changes in selected government areas of Victoria from 1976-1986; and (9) a map of Department of Local Government and Administration regions. A 161-item bibliography completes the report. (CML)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Demography, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
Nelson Wadsworth, P.O. Box 4725, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia