ERIC Number: ED525036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Case Studies Involving Co-operation between Industry and Education in Australia's Northern Territory: The Role of the Professional Organisation
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education Conference, Industry and Higher Education, Pipers and Tunes (University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, Dec 18-20, 1990)
The purpose of this study is to provide case studies of co-operation between education and industry in the Northern Territory in particular; the study also provides exemplars of co-operation between education and industry in Australia and worldwide. The existence of such co-operation is not surprising as education and industry share many common interests. Industry requires the competently trained students, particularly in science, and these students are the products of the education system at various levels: industry wants them to have positive attitudes and to be hard-working and enthusiastic. Industry has the capacity to help promote these positive outcomes whilst the students are still being educated: in fact, the more that industry helps education at all levels the more positive student attitudes towards industry will be. The Northern Territory has very small population for its land area (about one sixth the area of the Australian continent) with a population of about 160,000 people. The study indicates that there are a comparatively large number of examples of co-operation between education and industry for such a small population and is optimistic about the future of such co-operation.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia