ERIC Number: ED453990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Taskforce on Rural and Remote Education, Training, Employment and Children's Services: National Case Studies.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
This report presents synopses of case studies highlighting workable local strategies to improve employment, education, training, and children's services in rural and remote Australia. Common features of each study include a description of the local context, the targeted group for each program, significant features, sustainability factors, major success factors, and plans for improvement. The South Australian case study highlights a vocational aquaculture course that prepares high school students to work in the area aquaculture industry. In Western Australia, a program makes information technologies and specialist assistance available to community members at school facilities outside school hours. Efforts to provide further opportunities to New South Wales students, especially indigenous students, consist of early childhood programs, parenting classes, school-to-work programs, and a course in Aboriginal performing arts. A Queensland high school instituted a school-industry partnership for developing a trained local workforce. In Tasmania, a vocational education training program for high-risk and adult students is described. Several Victorian schools cooperate in the provision of a broader range of courses via distance education to increase student retention. In the Northern Territory, a vocational education program that takes account of Aboriginal culture and learning styles is offered to limited-English-speaking secondary students. In South Australia, four regional schools cooperate in delivering vocational education programs with support from the Catholic system. A contact person is provided for each case study. (TD)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Education, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, High Risk Students, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/publish/mceetya/ruraled/contents.html.
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