ERIC Number: ED449928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
National Youth Development Strategy.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
In April 1999, the Australian Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training, and Youth Affairs established a subgroup to develop a national youth development strategy. Youth development is about helping young people make the transition to happy, productive, and successful adulthood through the guided provision of opportunities to try new things, to learn skills, to ease the school-to-work transition, and to grow as individuals and as members of the community. Interest in a national youth development strategy arose from several successful community-based cadet-style programs in some Australian states and territories. Youth development encompasses a broad range of activities, but the focus of the subgroup is on traditional military-style cadet programs, which provide training in specific skills, opportunities to develop personal characteristics and talents, and opportunities to provide community service in a structured environment. The Australian Commonwealth will provide leadership in the development of community-based youth development programs that will build on existing successful initiatives; share information on best practice through newsletters and conferences; promote a sense of national cohesion for youth development while acknowledging local variations; develop core training units for which participants will receive accreditation upon completion; seek corporate sponsorship; and organize national and state forums. From these cadet-style programs, a broader range of youth development activities could grow. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia