ERIC Number: ED461472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Manage Change: Developing Regional Communities for a Local-Global Millennium.
Falk, Ian, Ed.
This book illustrates the benefits of integrating different approaches to community and regional development for rural Australia. The key theme is community capacity building through lifelong learning, seen as integration of formal, nonformal, and informal education and training at all levels. Other foci include the local-global context, issues related to learning for change, best practice in community learning, and specific issues of rural Aboriginal communities. The 24 chapters: "Challenges Facing Rural Regional Australia in New Times" (Ian Falk); "Regional Economic Decay and Regeneration under Structural Change" (Jerry Courvisanos); "Life beyond Economics: Learning Systems and Social Capital" (Richard Bawden); "Sustainability for Regional Development: Integrating the Models" (Barbara Geno); "Community Psychology, Planning and Learning: An Applied Social Ecology Approach to Sustainable Development" (Douglas Perkins); "Education as Economic and Individual Development: Toward Education through Occupations" (W. Norton Grubb); "Youth and Unemployment: Educational Pathways or Tracks That Lead Nowhere" (John Williamson, Angie Marsh); "Using Communication and Information Technologies To Empower Women in Rural Communities" (Margaret Grace); "Working Smarter Not Harder: Regional Disability-Based Organisations" (Harvey Griggs); "Support Networks and Trust: How Social Capital Facilitates Learning Outcomes for Small Businesses" (Sue Kilpatrick, Rowena Bell); "Groups That Learn and How They Do It" (Elizabeth Kasl); "Spiritual Impact Statements: A Key to Sustainability" (Patrick Bradbery, G. Fletcher, R. Molloy); "International Models of Community Sustainability" (Allen B. Moore, Lilian Hill, Rusty Brooks); "A Group Action Learning Model for Sustainable Rural Community Development: Reflections on an Indonesian Case" (A. Muktasam, S. Chamala); "Enabling Communities through the Arts: Case Studies from the Community Cultural Development Fund of the Australia Council" (Onko Kingma); "Community Strategies: Addressing the Challenges for Young People Living in Rural Australia" (Johanna Wyn, Helen Stokes); "A Regional Approach to Youth Employment: The Role of Young People in Renewing Regional Communities" (James Mulraney, Peter Turner); "What Does the Business Sector Get out of Investment in Communities?" (Marc Bowles); "Learning, Change and Sustainability: Exploring the Learning Processes of Pastoralist Stakeholders in the Tropical Savannas" (Allan Arnott, Rebecca Benson); "Learning Partnerships in the Workplace" (Jo Balatti); "Building Social Capital and Community Learning Networks in Community Internet Access Centres" (David Bruce); "Newspapers and Health Centres: Selected Short Stories of Community Development Case Studies" (Rosa MacManamey, Ian Falk, David Bruce, and Others); "Enabling Leadership: A New Community Leadership Model" (Ian Falk, Bill Mulford); and "Learning To Manage Change in Communities: A Way Forward" (Onko Kingma, Ian Falk). (Most papers contain references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Community Change, Community Development, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Youth, Social Capital, Sustainable Development
For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/pubs/falk2001/index.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia