The Changing Face of Adult Education in Australia
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- The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning, 2009, 1, pp. 470 - 478
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It is very difficult to describe briefly and simply the history and current provision of adult education in Australia. This is partly due to the constitutional arrangements in Australia, which is a federation made up of six states and two territories: a federation in which the principal responsibility for education, including adult education, remains with the states and territories. The best and 1110St complete way to describe adult education in Australia would be to write eight separate accounts. Nevertheless there are commonalities among the states that have been forged by a common history, a common set of issues and a common federal government that is increasingly intent on establishing a national approach to education and training.
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