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Smith, Erica; Kemmis, Ros Brennan; Comyn, Paul – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
This paper reports on aspects of a recent project carried out for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank, which was designed to feed into the process of updating and expanding India's apprenticeship system. The apprenticeship system in India is extremely small for the country's population, even taking into account the high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Social Justice, Labor Market
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Campbell, Coral; Smith, Erica; Siesmaa, Emma – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
Throughout the world, people have to deal with the issues of global warming and other more direct consequences of environmental change. This paper considers how a local newspaper has an educative function in a small community in advising people of specific issues and learning how to deal with changing resources. Across the period of several months…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Rural Areas, Newspapers
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Golding, Barry; Brown, Mike; Foley, Annette; Smith, Erica; Campbell, Coral; Schulz, Christine; Angwin, Jennifer; Grace, Lauri – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
In this final, collaborative paper in the "Learning to be drier" edition, we reflect on and draw together some of the key threads from the diverse narratives in our four site papers from across the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Our paper title, "Wicked learning", draws on a recent body literature (Rittel & Webber 1973)…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water
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Smith, Erica; Campbell, Coral – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2009
This research project, part of a much larger study, considered how people in regional communities learnt to deal with the impact of reduced water availability as a result of drought or climate change. The communities in the Mallee-Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, were the focus of this study and a range of local people from different sectors…
Descriptors: Land Use, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Water