Retrieve research from the ACE archive
This archive makes available electronic versions of past research
in the ACE sector conducted by the author and colleagues, for the
NSW Board of Adult and Community Education (BACE) and other agencies.
Few such reports from the 'training reform agenda' period before
about 1997 were published in PDF or other digitised form.
Kimberley, H. Community
Learning: The Outcomes Report (TAFE Board, Melbourne,
1986). Download PDF. (Added 18 April 2008).
Foley, Morris & Tennant 1996 ACE Works: The
vocational outcomes of ACE courses. Sydney:
BACE. (PDF 2Mb). Download
PDF. (Added 12 October 2005).
and Kimberley (1997) Planning Pathways for Women from
ACE to VET. (2Mb). Download
PDF. (6 December 2005).
Morris & Tennant (1993) The
Vocational Scope of ACE. (3 Mb). Download
PDF. (Added 6 January 2006).
Brown and Ferrier (1997) The Economics of ACE
BACE. (2Mb). Download Download report.
McIntyre and Crombie (1995) Who are Australia's adult learners? National
survey of adult learning. Canberra: Adult Learning Australia. (234Kb). Download
Brown, T. et al 2007. Adaptive ACE organisations:responding to uncertainty. Characteristics of community colleges responding in innovative ways to funding and other challenges. Download from this site.
Couldrey,M. 2007. Market segmentation in ACE. Documents how innovative ACE providers are differentiating their client base and market segments. Download.
Selected papers and reports on ACE
The discursive construction of adult community education in national
policy, Aust J Adult learning, 41(1), April 2001. Download
Policy symbolism and economic realities: ACE, equity and the market
(1998). (52Kb). Download
PDF. See other policy papers.
Restructuring adult education: research, policy and the state (1999,
40Kb). Download PDF
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