ERIC Number: ED420781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Stocktake of Equity Reports and Literature in Vocational Education and Training.
Golding, Barry; Volkoff, Veronica; Ferrier, Fran; Marshall, Joyce; McGrath, Sue
This report provides an informed "snapshot," based on recent literature, of barriers to vocational education and training (VET) for target groups and an annotated bibliography of recent reports. Part A is a "solutions-oriented" overview of most VET-related equity research and reports since 1990. It discusses Australian National Training Authority access and equity principles and key equity target groups and defines terms. Part A then presents a brief assessment of barriers to access, participation, and outcomes for five target groups: women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait people; people with a disability; people from a non-English speaking background; and residents in rural and remote communities. Each analysis includes the following: an introduction (snapshot of the group's situation, definition of the group, demographics); barriers limiting access and participation and outcomes; and strategies and policies for improvement of access and participation and outcomes. Key findings, common barriers, and strategies and policies precede a list of 76 references. Part B consists of summaries of selected literature and reports on equity. Summaries are categorized by the five target groups. A general equity category includes reports that cover equity issues more broadly. Each summary has these components: title, publication details, synopsis, information on whether the report has an implementation/program or research/policy focus, key concerns, and key findings/recommendations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Disabilities, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Non English Speaking, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Rural Population, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane 4001, Queensland, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia