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dc.contributor.authorBagnall, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.editorP.Willis, S. Mckenzie & R. Harrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:14:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:14:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-23T07:02:23Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781402089633en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-1-4020-8964-0_15en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30471
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter I examine, from a policy perspective, the contribution of non-formal adult education (NFAE) to social sustainability through its contribution to vocational learning. I draw on five country case studies of NFAE in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Fiji, India, the Philippines, and Thailand. Vocational learning can enhance social sustainability because it facilitates the development of individual capacity for meaningful, productive, and competitive engagement in income generation. The case studies highlight a number of common qualities in the contribution of NFAE to vocational learning. NFAE was found in each of the countries to be an important provider of vocational education and a contributor more broadly to vocational learning outcomes. That contribution was facilitated by the low capital overheads and the high situational responsiveness and cost effectiveness of provision in the NFAE sector. The sector's involvement in vocational education also raised a number of tensions, which need to be considered in policy initiatives and reviews. The democratic, participative, community-based, and humanistic nature of NFAE provision, and its commitment to social justice, also benefit its promotion of informed, active, and responsible citizenship, which itself encourages productive self-employment or cooperative enterprise. These findings suggest the value of the sector in carrying forward the social sustainability learning agenda.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht, The Netherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springerlink.comen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleRethinking work and learning: Adult and vocational education for social sustainabilityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom193en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto210en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchContinuing and Community Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130101en_US
dc.titleThe Contribution of Non-formal Adult Education to Social Sustainability: Policy Implications from Case Studies in the Asia-Pacific Regionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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