Productivity of social inclusion

Marchant, Jillian (2011) Productivity of social inclusion. In: Proceedings of Australian Association for Research in Education 2011 Conference . 00571. pp. 1-21. From: AARE 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference: researching across boundaries, 27 November - 2 December 2011, Hobart, TAS, Australia.

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Developments in Australian social policy have led to the adoption of multileveled government social inclusion initiatives (Australian Government, 2011b). Many rural communities are strongly identified with significant indicators in socio-economic disadvantage and are therefore influenced by a growing number of inclusion programs (Australian Government, 2009b). Strategic approaches, which include the provision of adult education in rural communities, show promise of delivering social inclusion (National Centre for Vocational Education and Research, 2011). Changes in civic activities for students occur within both the formal organisations, and importantly, the informal institutions of rural communities (A. Black, Duff, Saggers, & Baines, 2000; Kahne & Sporte, 2008). Whilst there is strong evidence for social outcomes through participation in adult education, the relative recency of social inclusion means the significance of post-course experiences are largely unexplored (National Centre for Vocational Education and Research, 2011). Current analysis of practices is therefore open to better formation through incorporating knowledge from initiative and program participants (Wilson, 2006). The continued heavy emphasis on the prevention of social exclusion, leads to urgency for formation of community program assessment methods (Averis, 2008). Through a review of literature for a study involving adult rural students, suggestions are made, which discover the boundaries experienced by adult rural students in their communities and the utility of such findings.

Item ID: 20797
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 1324-9320
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 02:55
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education @ 25%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 40%
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