ERIC Number: ED459316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities: ACE, Lifelong Learning and Social Capital. An Anthology of Word Portraits Reporting Research Conducted for the Adult, Community and Further Education Board.
Falk, Ian; Golding, Barry; Balatti, Josephine
The 10 portraits, or case studies, in this book are intended to show how locally-owned adult education turns everyday learning into social and economic well-being. Taken alone, each portrait tries to give a particular insight into the daily transformation of adults and their local communities. Together, the group portrait shows how strongly adult and community education (ACE) is growing the community asset called, social capital. An introduction sketches in the theoretical frameworks used to interpret the portraits; describes the process used to gather the information that forms the portraits; and summarizes the portraits, showing their locations, programs, people, and social and economic well-being they generate. The portraits are: "A Learning Community Builds Social Capital: Ballarat East Community House" (Barry Golding); "Make Connections and Move On: African Women's Project, Maribyrnong Community Centre" (Josephine Balatti); "Partnership with Business Builds Social Capital: Colac ACE and Industry Training Networks" (Josephine Balatti); "Connecting Young Koories to Their Community: Coorong Tongala Course, Robinvale Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group" (Barry Golding); "Wellbeing of Marginalized Young People: Future Connections, Bendigo (Barry Golding); "Wellbeing of Aboriginal Elders: Aboriginal Oral History Project, Aboriginal Community Elders Services, Brunswick Consultative Group" (Barry Golding); "I Give Back: Bonds, Bridges, and Reciprocity, Cheltenham Neighborhood House" (Ian Falk); "'We Are the Community': Transformations of Identity in the Hawthorn Community Education Project" (Ian Falk); "Connected: Rural Women Build Social Cohesion through Literacy, Cobram Community House" (CRLRA with Barry Golding); and "Leadership in a Rural Region: Gippsland Community Leadership Program, SCOPE Quality, Learning Morwell" (CRLRA with Barry Golding, Josepine Balatti). A conclusion, "Building Communities: ACE, Lifelong Learning, and Social Capital" (Ian Falk, Josephine Balatti), highlights what was learned. Demographic maps are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Benefits, Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Developed Nations, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Older Adults, Out of School Youth, Popular Education, Rural Population, School Community Relationship, Small Businesses, Social Capital, Social Values, Well Being, Womens Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Tasmania Univ., Launceston (Australia). Center for Research and Learning in Regional Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia