ERIC Number: ED380544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Challenges and Choices: A Study of Four Providers of Adult Community Education.
Barnett, Kate; Wilson, Sara
The following providers of adult community education (ACE) in Australia were examined in case studies: Trott Park Neighbourhood Centre, a neighborhood house with a small ACE program for residents of the Adelaide outer metropolitan area; Workers' Educational Association of South Australia, Incorporated, which provides a large statewide adult education program for inner-city Adelaide residents; Echuca Community Education Group, which is a small local community learning center-based program for rural Victoria residents; and Manly-Warringah Community College, whose medium-sized ACE program serves residents of the Sydney metropolitan area. Each program was examined from the following standpoints: the vocational orientation of ACE provision, the impact of Australia's Training Reform Agenda, and the relationship between ACE providers and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). In response to increasing consumer demand for skill-based programs, three programs had developed strong vocational components. Only the neighborhood center program retained a general adult education focus. The three providers with strong vocational components were the most affected by the Training Reform Agenda. All four programs demonstrated high degrees of cooperation/coordination with other ACE programs and with TAFE. At the time of the study, all four ACE providers were in the process of significant changes. (Contains 14 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Centers, Community Colleges, Community Education, Comparative Analysis, Competition, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Program Content, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia