ERIC Number: ED420767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Equity 2001. Strategies To Achieve Access and Equity in Vocational Education and Training for the New Millennium.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This report, based on national consultations with community, industry, and government stakeholders in Australia, as well as an analysis of the recommendations of 60 major reports on access and equity in vocational education and training prepared since 1990, brings together the key strategic areas where cooperative and concerted activity for access is to be improved and equity of outcomes is to be realized. The report discusses why access and equity are concerns and suggests five principles that should be followed to achieve access and equity. It also lists outcomes for access and equity that should be achieved by the year 2001 and ties possible strategies to the outcomes to create a plan. The plan includes the following priorities: (1) improving funding arrangements; (2) making training more relevant; (3) improving discriminatory attitudes; (4) increasing levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills; (5) improving basic work and life skills; (6) improving student and employee support; (7) improving child care provision for students; (8) eliminating bias in competency standards, curriculum, teaching, and course requirements; (9) increasing recognition of prior learning assessments; and (10) improving flexible delivery. An appendix provides a matrix showing causes of disadvantage among various groups of people in Australia. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane 4001, Queensland, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia