ERIC Number: ED306435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Overcoming Distance: Isolated Rural Women's Access to TAFE across Australia.
The recommendations made regarding technical and further education (TAFE) courses and isolated rural Australian women were based on information from a network of people involved in or interested in educating isolated rural women (187 responses); isolated rural women themselves (12 group interviews); and a literature search. The recommendations covered these areas: (1) rural women's access to TAFE courses; (2) the educational needs of isolated rural women; (3) ways in which rural women's access to TAFE can be facilitated; (4) the educational needs of special groups of rural women; and (5) rural Aboriginal women and TAFE. Among the recommendations were the following: (1) provide care for students' children; (2) allow rural women extra time to apply for programs; (3) use self-paced learning and offer a wide choice of electives; (4) offer training in a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional areas; (5) foster contact among isolated women; (6) take the courses to students; (7) provide written information to staff about the backgrounds of and issues important to special groups of rural women; and (8) encourage Aboriginal women to lecture in every stage of courses run for Aboriginal women. (Study methodology and group interview guide are provided in attachments.) (CML)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, Rural Environment, Rural Population, Socioeconomic Background, Womens 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