Second chance learning in Neighbourhood Houses in Victoria

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Neighbourhood Houses are significant sites of formal and informal education for adult learners. Intrinsically connected to local communities they play an important role in decreasing social isolation and building social inclusion. The focus of this research is on adult learners and adult learning that engages with 'second chance' learners who [participated] in adult learning programs in the Barwon and South West regions of Victoria. The greater Geelong region is characterised by declining care automotive and textile manufacturing industries and emerging new industries such as hospitality...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training; Equity; Students; Demographics; Culture and society

Keywords: Adult learning; Nontraditional students; Informal education; Formal education; Learning process; Perception; Institutional role; Learning experience; Learning support; Learning style; Pedagogics; Access to education and training; Social inclusion; Diversity; Social aspects; Regional

Geographic subjects: Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Footscray, Victoria: Adult Learning Australia, 2017

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Journal volume: 57

Journal number: 1

Journal date: April 2017

Pages: pp. 13-35

ISSN: 1443-1394

Statement of responsibility: Tracey Ollis, Karen Starr, Cheryl Ryan, Jennifer Angwin and Ursula Harrison

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.164

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