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Foley, Annette; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
Our paper explores how and what adults living and working in the Alpine region of Victoria understand and are learning about the changes to water availability, in a time when the response to water availability is subject to extensive debate and policy attention. Interviews for this study were conducted in the towns of Bright and Mount Beauty, with…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Hattam, Robert; Brennan, Marie; Zipin, Lew; Comber, Barbara – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2009
Reforming schooling to enable engagement and success for those typically marginalised and failed by schools is a necessary task for educational researchers and activists concerned with injustice. However, it is a difficult pursuit, with a long history of failed attempts. This paper outlines the rationale of an Australian partnership research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Popular Culture, Action Research, Educational Change
Sheehan, Norm; Walker, Polly – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Purga Elders Centre in Queensland (Australia) is an Aboriginal-owned meeting place where Aboriginal culture and history are lived and passed on. Research conducted there is based on Indigenous Knowledge Research (IKR), which is grounded in Indigenous realities and approaches knowledge only through respect for Indigenous epistemologies. Twenty…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Action Research, Cultural Education, Cultural Maintenance
Magowan, Fiona – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2001
The Yolngu people of Australia's Northern Territory trace their lineage through places in the land and water. Movements of currents represent movements of clans over time. Patterns of sound and design are associated with particular groups and with body parts. These essences are conveyed in ritual songs that are crucial ways of knowing oneself and…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Genealogy
Johnston, Robyn – 2000
A study examined challenges associated with investigating the role and occupational identity of learning practitioners who operate within the organizational as opposed to the educational institution context. These challenges include the following: (1) naming this group of organizational practitioners; (2) distribution of learning responsibilities;…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Educational Attitudes, Emerging Occupations, Foreign Countries
Alto, Romulita; Isaacs, Irene; Knight, Brian; Polestico, Rebecca – 2000
This book provides an overview of vocational-technical education and training (VTET) in the 10 member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SAMEO). The book begins with an introduction explaining the objectives and methodology of the cooperative research project on which the study was based. Each of the 10…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies
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
Crosby, Valmai – 1997
The Country Women's Association (CWA) is a nationwide Australian group that started in the 1920s in response to isolated women's need to socialize. The group's activities have expanded greatly over time. It distributes essential food and clothing to needy rural families, and its extensive involvement in incidental education for women includes…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Community Education, Community Organizations
Hewitson, Mal, Ed. – 1982
In these papers the authors consider the changing societal context for education, examine concepts and research on existing recurrent education practice, and document constraints on and future prospects of inservice education for teachers. The introduction provides an overview of the teaching role in the paper, "Recurrent Education for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Technology
Connect, 1984
The United Nations General Assembly decided in 1979 to make 1985 International Youth Year (IYY). Several of the central themes of this year (participation, development, and peace) are directly concerned with education and action relative to an improved, sustainable environment, both natural and built. This issue of the Unesco-UNEP (United Nations…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
Duke, Chris, Ed.; And Others – 1980
This issue of Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education Courier Service focuses on communications within the region. The first paper discusses development and communication and the training needs for workers in these areas. The next two items briefly address how broadcasting for nonformal education is being approached in Indonesia, which…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Correspondence Study, Developing Nations
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania. – 1978
Although there is currently no national approach to career education in Australia, recent economic and labor trends have prompted the reconsideration of work experience and career education programs. Career education does not exist below secondary levels and prevocational training serves only as an introduction to extensive postsecondary technical…
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Attitudes, Decentralization, Dropouts
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Jones, Adele – Community Development Journal, 1992
Profiles community development training in Australia, Sri Lanka, and Fiji--formal accredited courses as well as nonformal training, methods, and venues. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Development, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Van, Brian; Morris, Roger – Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education, 1991
Describes four Australian initiatives in community health education: (1) Newtown Community Psychology Centre; (2) Association of Drug Referral Centres; (3) Society for Health Promotion; and (4) Health and Human Relations Exchange. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Health Services, Community Organizations, Drug Abuse
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Robinson, J. A.; Nichol, R. M. – Education in Rural Australia, 1998
Examines characteristics of traditional indigenous education of Aboriginal Australians and the discriminatory and inappropriate education introduced by Europeans. Discusses aspects of Aboriginal learning style (holistic, imaginal, kinesthetic, cooperative, contextual, person-oriented). Lists classroom strategies to make mathematics learning more…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
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