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Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia

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Johns, S and Crawford, N and Hawkins, C and Jarvis, L and Harris, M and McCormack, D, Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56, (1) pp. 69-88. ISSN 1443-1394 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2016 Australian Journal of Adult Learning

Official URL: https://www.ajal.net.au/2016-2/

Abstract

Many rural communities have a pool of mature-aged local people seeking a career change or better lifestyle, which inevitably involves reskilling or upskilling. These people have strong local ties and are committed to their community. University enabling programs provide a bridge to higher education. This longitudinal study explores the impact on rural mature-aged people of participation in a university enabling program, in terms of further study and employment outcomes. The benefits of enabling programs extend beyond individuals, to family and friends, and beyond. These broader benefits include an enhanced local skills base in key industry areas, and an increased awareness of the value of higher education within the community. Enabling programs are a powerful but under-valued tool in helping to unlock and harness the potential within rural communities, both in the medium and longer term.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:educational aspirations, enabling program, outcomes of education, rural education, social inclusion
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Achievement
Author:Johns, S (Dr Susan Johns)
Author:Crawford, N (Dr Nicole Crawford)
Author:Hawkins, C (Dr Cherie Hawkins)
Author:Jarvis, L (Ms Lynn Jarvis)
Author:Harris, M (Mr Mike Harris)
Author:McCormack, D (Mr David McCormack)
ID Code:109153
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-05-28
Last Modified:2017-06-06
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