Professional knowledge formation and organisational capacity-building in ACE: lessons from the Victorian Research Circles


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Author: McIntyre, John


The national reform agenda of the Council of Australia Governments (COAG) challenges community education agencies to contribute to its goals and raises questions about their capacity to do so. It is crucial to define the conditions that are necessary to develop the capability of adult and community education (ACE) organisations to play a broader social and economic role. These include not only policy frameworks underwritten by strategic research, but the engagement of practitioners and organisations. The recent development in Victoria of circles of professional research practice, a form...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Research; Skills and knowledge; Adult and community education; Management

Keywords: Skill development; Adult education; Community education; Organisational development

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Victoria

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Adult Learning Australia, 2008

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Also called: Professional knowledge formation and organisational capacity building in adult and community education

Journal volume: 48

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2008

Pages: pp.213-236

ISSN: 1443-1394

Statement of responsibility: John McIntyre

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 93.103

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