ERIC Number: ED449380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging the Divide: Developing the Institutional Structures That Most Effectively Deliver Cross-Sectoral Education and Training.
Issues in developing the institutional structures to deliver cross-sectoral education and training were examined in a study of five Australian single-sector higher education institutions with various institutional arrangements with the vocational education and training (VET) sector and five dual-sector universities. Data were collected from the following sources: (1) a broad literature review; (2) reviews of commissioned reports on Australia's VET and technical and further education (TAFE) sectors; and (3) 31 interviews conducted during visits to the 10 case study sites. The study focused on the following items: the structures and mechanisms of service that are most effective; the advantages and disadvantages of different mechanisms; criteria for identifying cross-sectoral practice; and policy changes that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of dual-sector provision. The following were among the recommendations emerging from the study: (1) develop a nationally coherent policy on lifelong learning; (2) fund tertiary education by one level of government; (3) institute comparable reporting requirements among the two sectors; and (4) establish a single award for higher education and TAFE teaching staff. (The bibliography lists 69 references. The 10 case studies are appended, along with a project brief, description of the project methodology, and list of main contributors to the project.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Learning, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Credits, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Institutional Administration, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Student Certification, Systems Approach, Teacher Certification, Technical Institutes, Theory Practice Relationship, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College), Trend Analysis, Universities, Vocational Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr8029.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).