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Black, Stephen; Balatti, Jo; Falk, Ian – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
This paper contributes to pedagogical debates on how to meet the learning needs of young people who are disconnected from school. It presents a case study of a program which aimed to prepare students for their Year 10 equivalent school leaving qualification in a basic education section of a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Vocational Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Balatti, Jo; Black, Stephen; Falk, Ian – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
The three case studies featured in this publication need to be viewed in conjunction with the recent National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report: "A New Social Capital Paradigm for Adult Literacy: Partnerships, Policy and Pedagogy" (Balatti, Black & Falk 2009). The case studies form an important research phase of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Models, Adult Literacy, Case Studies
Kral, Inge; Falk, Ian – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2004
In remote Indigenous communities in Australia there are minimal labour market opportunities, with the majority of jobs under the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP), and limited education and training services. Yet Indigenous communities are under increasing pressure from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)…
Descriptors: Health Services, Indigenous Populations, Adult Education, Literacy Education
Kilpatrick, Sue; Bell, Rowena; Falk, Ian – 1998
The Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia is investigating the elements of social capital and developing a set of indicators that show when social capital is building. The indicators can be used where groups or organizations with a shared purpose engage in productive interactions that benefit not only the individual member groups…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Farm Management, Farmers
Falk, Ian – 2001
The relationships existing among human capital theory, Australian public policy, literacy education, and the plight of Australia's long-term unemployed were examined. The following topics were considered: human capital theory-based public policies and literacy education; social capital and learning; building and using social capital; the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Community Education
Falk, Ian – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1995
Uncritical acceptance of the discourses of government economic policies is counterproductive to the development of teamwork and flexible skills due to the insecurity they create. Therefore, discourse analysis should be a crucial element in adult education and training. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Critical Theory, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis
Kilpatrick, Sue; Falk, Ian; Harrison, Lesley – 1998
Rural communities with populations of under 15,000 are the least resilient to negative economic shocks, but local initiatives can reduce the negative impact of rapid economic change. Data from a study of three rural Australian communities and one "community-of-common-purpose" were used to develop a model of how the informal learning…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Development, Community Relations, Community Resources
Balatti, Jo; Black, Stephen; Falk, Ian – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2006
This study investigated whether adult literacy and numeracy courses produced social capital outcomes, which are changes in students' connections with networks of people. Interviews seeking information about participation in adult literacy and numeracy courses were conducted with 57 students and 18 teachers in four courses, one each in the Northern…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Quality of Working Life
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Balatti, Jo; Falk, Ian – Adult Education Quarterly, 2002
An Australian study analyzed contributions of adult learning to eight categories of well being. The analysis illustrates that the process of drawing upon social capital is intrinsic to learning and directly involved in realizing socioeconomic outcomes. Socioeconomic benefits of learning partly derive from learners' identity formation and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Economic Impact, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
Millar, Pat; Falk, Ian – 2000
The learning needs of older adults living in rural Tasmania, Australia, and the potential of online technologies to foster local literacy and community well-being were examined. The study used a qualitative inquiry strategy that included visits to three sites to investigate the literacy and numeracy implications of senior citizens' use of online…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Case Studies
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Balatti, Jo; Black, Stephen; Falk, Ian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
There is strong evidence that participation in education and training can produce social capital outcomes. There is also strong evidence that such outcomes are useful outcomes; they can enhance the development of other outcomes often called human capital and they can contribute to the social-economic wellbeing of the learners and the communities…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Social Capital
Balatti, Jo; Falk, Ian – 2001
The socioeconomic contributions of adult learning to community were examined from a social capital perspective. The concepts of human capital and social capital were differentiated, and the relationship between learning, human capital, and social capital was explored. The relevance of social capital in describing the wider benefits of adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Development
Balatti, Jo; Black, Stephen; Falk, Ian – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2006
This document was produced by the authors based on their research for the report "Reframing Adult Literacy and Numeracy Outcomes: A Social Capital Perspective" [ED493887] and is an added resource for further information. The original report investigated whether adult literacy and numeracy courses produced social capital outcomes, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Adult Literacy, Social Capital
Falk, Ian; Millar, Pat – 2002
Through a set of five detailed case studies of individuals representing the new conditions of un/employment, a research project generated new information and knowledge about effective communication skills, often referred to as generic and transferable, for people engaged in so-called new ways of working. These three research questions were…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Case Studies
Kilpatrick, Sue; Falk, Ian; Hamilton, Vivienne – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2002
Data from interviews with Australian training providers, employers, community organizations, and trainees were analyzed thematically and assessed against quality assurance standards for apprentices/trainees ("vocational learning checkpoints"). Results reflect many of the problems addressed by the checkpoints in the areas of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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