ERIC Number: ED425278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training Opportunities for Adult VCE Students.
Holmesglen Coll. of TAFE, Victoria (Australia).
The questions of whether and how to make vocational education and training (VET) available to Australian adults studying for the Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE) were examined through a review of 14 pertinent documents and questionnaires sent to the following groups: adult VCE teachers, coordinators, and administrators; current adult VCE students; adults currently studying VET in the VCE; adults who completed the VCE in 1996; and current Certificate of General Education for Adults students. Special attention was paid to students' willingness to commit additional time to VET and barriers to participation in VET. Of the current adult students surveyed, 13% expressed interest in studying VET courses as part of a 2-year VCE and 39% expressed interest in VET as part of a 1-year adult VCE program. Teachers and coordinators generally believed that students should study a wider range of academic VCE subjects before considering the introduction of VET in the adult VCE. (Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document contain the following: 14-item annotated bibliography; the survey questionnaires; list of other courses proposed by 1996 and 1997 VCE students; list of reference committee members; and criteria for selecting students to participate in the VET in Schools program.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, General Education, Graduate Surveys, High School Equivalency Programs, Literature Reviews, Models, Needs Assessment, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education
Adult Education Resource and Information Service, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Victoria Office of Training and Further Education, Melbourne (Australia).; Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Holmesglen Coll. of TAFE, Victoria (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia