ERIC Number: ED462626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning: Investing in a Better Society. Policy and Funding Proposals.
Adult Learning in Australia (ALA), the lead organization in the field of adult learning in Australia and the national organization for adult learners in Australia, reviewed the current state of lifelong learning in Australia and identified why and how Australian policymakers should develop and finance a national strategy for lifelong learning. The following are among the recommendations that ALA issued to policymakers based on its review: (1) convene a national summit on lifelong learning to develop a national policy on lifelong learning; (2) recognize the leading role that Adult Learners Week can play as a sustained national promotion of lifelong learning and increase government support for the week; (3) fund a national State of Learning survey to monitor progress toward increasing participation in lifelong learning; (4) establish a Community Adult Learning Innovation Fund aimed at widening participation in learning and supporting innovative community-based education and learning; (5) examine ways of better coordinating expenditures on the education of Australian citizens and make use of existing providers of adult and community education (ACE); and (6) amend goods and services tax (GST) legislation so that government-recognized not-for-profit ACE organizations are treated like other educational institutions in relation to the GST on course fees. (Contains 10 endnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Community Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Social Change, State of the Art Reviews, Strategic Planning, Taxes, Trend Analysis
Adult Learning Australia, P.O. Box 308, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614, Australia ($5 Australian).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Australia, Inc., Jamison.
Identifiers - Location: Australia