ERIC Number: ED433429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
VET in the Learning Age: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning for All. Volume 1.
Kearns, Peter; McDonald, Rod; Candy, Philip; Knights, Susan; Papadopoulos, George
This study examined the implications of lifelong learning for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. Data were collected from the following activities: literature review; consultations across Australia with stakeholders; case studies in five locations (Albury-Wodonga, Devonport, Ballarat, Newcastle, Canberra); investigations into developments in other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries; and preparation of an interim report and discussion of that report at a national seminar in Sydney in November 1998. The study established that major changes in VET's socioeconomic environment have made it essential that the sector develop and implement coherent policies and strategies (such as the Learning City) to advance lifelong learning opportunities for all Australians. Specific actions to promote lifelong learning and help transform Australia into a learning society were recommended for the following entities: Ministerial Council on Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs; national and state/territorial governments; Australian National Training Authority; Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs; National Centre for Vocational Education Research; industry associations; and VET institutions. (Contains 147 references and 23 tables/figures/exhibits. Appended are the following: glossary; project terms of reference; a report on the project seminar; project group members; overview of the case studies; and the report's recommendations and principal themes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia