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Toms, Jon; Golding, Barry; Falk, Ian; Kilpatrick, Sue – 1999
A study examined the question of how one Australian non-metropolitan community consolidates and develops sustainable economic and social activity through the learning of community members. The research used a focused interview process with open-ended questions with these 2 major sub-groups in the community and explored their interrelatedness: 2…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communication Skills, Developed Nations, Economic Development
Kilpatrick, Sue – 1999
The methods used by Australian farm managers to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to manage their businesses were examined. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 85 farm owners/managers from South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and New South Wales. The farmers interviewed identified a wide range of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education
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Kilpatrick, Sue; Bell, Rowena; Falk, Ian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
ExecutiveLink(TM) is a learning community of farm businesses engaged in nonformal education. Social capital is developed through shared language and experiences, the building of trust, self-development, and identification with the community. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Farmers, Group Instruction, Networks
Kilpatrick, Sue; Morgan, Helen; Falk, Ian – Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, 1998
Australian beef-industry leaders are currently promoting quality assurance (QA). Interviews with 16 farmers who attended QA training showed they were aware of the demand for QA products and valued the concept, but they had little confidence in their ability to implement it in an uncertain economic climate. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Production, Change, Foreign Countries