ERIC Number: ED425279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Young & ACE: Young Unemployed People and Adult and Community Education.
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Pilot projects designed to increase the access of young unemployed Australians to adult and community education (ACE) were undertaken in one rural and one metropolitan adult, community and further education region with significant rates of unemployment among individuals aged 15-24 years. Two consortia were selected to conduct the pilot programs, which were designed to address the following issues: lack of knowledge of available ACE options; behavior and attitudes toward education that may not be considered appropriate in the ACE sector; and need for programs that are flexible, accommodating, and relevant to young people. In the first project, which was based at a suburban shopping center, the Certificate of General Education for Adults was used to meet participants' literacy needs and vocational aspirations. The second consortium established a project that provided local unemployed young people with the individual support (including employment assistance) they needed to access a range of existing programs. Both projects confirmed the following: the importance of developing networks with other organizations delivering services to unemployed young people; the need for close collaboration between ACE and secondary schools; the need for flexibility, involvement of parents and carers, and activities to develop young people's self-esteem and social skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Education, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Youth Employment
Adult Education Resource and Information Service, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia