ERIC Number: ED454366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Adult and Community Education: A Snapshot of the Conditions and Circumstances of Being a Community-Based Adult Community Education (ACE) Provider in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria from September to December 1997.
This report compiles information from a study tour to identify the current status, development, and issues of nonprofit organizations with voluntary boards of management that provide adult and community-based education (ACE) in Australia. An overview of the community-based ACE sector covers organizations in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, and New South Wales. Definitions of, philosophies of, and approaches to community-based education are provided. Examples follow of management structures under which community-based organizations operate. The next section covers organizational issues of a general nature raised as part of the investigation, varying from practical to sociopolitical issues. The following section addresses staffing and human resource management. Next, the use of organizational and management tools is addressed. The next section covers resourcing issues and their impact on ACE providers. Other sections address impacts of vocationalization; program delivery; peak bodies, networks, and other sources of support available to community providers; formal infrastructure and support for ACE in the states; ideas for good practices; recent developments that have had an immediate impact on ACE providers; findings; and recommendations. Appendixes contain 13 references; definition of ACE; list of resources collected; itinerary; study tour description; and interview proformas. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Education, Curriculum, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Educational Research, Field Trips, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Job Placement, Job Training, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Student Financial Aid
Adult Learning Australia, Inc., Queensland Branch, P.O. Box 576, Paddington, Queensland, Australia 4064 ($35 Australian).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Australia, Inc., Paddington. Queensland Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Australia