ERIC Number: ED446223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
What's Different Away from the Rat Race?: Issues for VET in Non-Metropolitan Australia. CRLRA Discussion Paper Series.
Kilpatrick, Sue; Bell, Rowena
A review of research literature relating to vocational education and training (VET) in non-metropolitan Australia identified issues which differentially impact metropolitan and non-metropolitan Australia and research needs. Findings indicated non-metropolitan Australia is diverse in terms of population density, educational experiences of the population, occupation, and industries for employment. Rural people were less likely to have post-school qualifications, participate in post-school education and training, be employed, and be a professional working in manufacturing, property and business services, or finance and insurance. Rural people were more likely to have left school early, be unemployed or out of the labor force, work in small business, be self-employed or an employer, be a laborer or have other low-skilled occupation, and work in agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining, construction, or tourism. The following seven issues demonstrate differential impact or need further research: local involvement in planning; thin markets; cost of training and measurement of cost and effectiveness; flexible delivery; no tradition of VET or history of valuing education; quality and availability of trainers and assessors; and community sustainability, social capital, and the value of VET to communities. (A 59-item bibliography is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Developed Nations, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Metropolitan Areas, Nonmetropolitan Areas, Postsecondary Education, Regional Characteristics, Research Needs, Rural Economics, Rural Population, Rural Urban Differences, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Values, Vocational Education
Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, P.O. Box 1214, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia, Tel: 03 6324 3142, Fax: 03 6324 3040, E-mail: Lamanda.Harris@utas.edu.au, Web site: http://www.crlra.utas.edu.au ($3 Australian).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Tasmania Univ., Launceston (Australia). Center for Research and Learning in Regional Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia