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ERIC Number: ED433459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7311-2669-6
Widening Participation in Adult Community Education (ACE). Strategies for Using the Strength Inherent in the Cultural Diversity of Communities and Individuals.
Bottomley, John
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia