ERIC Number: ED433459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Widening Participation in Adult Community Education (ACE). Strategies for Using the Strength Inherent in the Cultural Diversity of Communities and Individuals.
This document presents information concerning a project to research and develop strategies to increase participation in adult community education (ACE) by Australian adults from language backgrounds other than English. Sections 1-3 describe the major project activities, which were as follows: literature review, compilation of model programs report, development of a plan for increased participation in ACE, implementation and evaluation of pilot programs, and formulation of recommendations for ACE. Section 4, which constitutes approximately 50% of the document, contains 10 stories of success in increasing participation in 5 program areas: decision making (Moreland Adult Education Association and Elwood-St. Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Caulfield Adult Literacy Group); women's programs (Coburg Education Collective's Iraqi Women's Support Group and Lebanese Women's Program); languages other than English (Fitzroy Learning Network's Language Links program and Coburg Education Collective's Turkish Women's Program); English as a second language (ESL) (Narre Neighbours Outreach ESL programs for Arabic and Sri Lankan individuals); innovative projects (Angliss Neighbourhood House's English through Music program and Richmond Employment Group, Inc, and Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House Family Literacy Program). Section 5 makes key recommendations. The document contains 11 references. Concluding the document are a list of abbreviations and project steering committee and project team members. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Education, Cultural Pluralism, Decision Making, Diversity (Student), Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Models, Neighborhoods, Non English Speaking, Outreach Programs, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Student Recruitment, Womens Education
Adult Education Resource and Information Service, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001 ($6 Australian).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia