ERIC Number: ED419990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Planning Pathways: A Resource for Providers Developing Pathways for Women from Adult Community Education (ACE) to Vocational Education and Training (VET).
McIntyre, John; Kimberley, Helen
This handbook, which is intended for adult and community education (ACE) organizations and vocational education and training (VET) providers, outlines more than 40 practical successful pathway models that provide opportunities and options for women's transition from informal, noncredit ACE courses to accredited VET courses. Discussed in the first third of the handbook are the following: the purpose and process of pathway planning; good practice; 10 models for pathway planning (the entry point model, the Certificate of General Education for Adults as a pathway model, the paths to employment model, integrated models, provider partnerships, community development, volunteer worker to VET training, culturally appropriate pathways, statewide strategies, and open learning as a pathway strategy); guiding principles for planning pathways; the pathway idea; and pertinent acronyms. The remaining two-thirds of the handbook consists of descriptions of 46 programs patterned after the 10 models. Each program description contains some or all of the following: descriptions of the program's origins and key features; provider profile; contact information; and detailed description focusing on the program's target audience, innovative courses and/or services offered, program prerequisites (if any), and program outcomes. Concluding the handbook are icons and indexes to themes, organizations, models, and a glossary of icons. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Community Education, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Models, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Transfer Students, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.; Western Australian Dept. of Training, Perth.
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ.-Sydney, Broadway (Australia). Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training.