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Beddie, Francesca – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
In 2010, fifty years after the establishment of the association now called Adult Learning Australia (ALA), the association still faces the dilemma about how to sell its message that adult learning matters. The dilemma is one of philosophy: in the nineteenth century, it was liberalism versus utilitarianism; in the mid-twentieth, the instrumental…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hodge, Steven – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2007
This article attempts to trace the origins of competency-based training (CBT), the theory of vocational education that underpins the National Training Framework in Australia. A distinction is made between societal and theoretical origins. This paper argues that CBT has its societal origins in the United States of America during the 1950s, 60s and…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational History