Future Directions for Adult Community Education in Victoria This statement from the Minister for Education and Training sets out the initiatives that the Victorian Government are implementing in order to will address the increasing demand for knowledge, skills and attributes through adult community-based education. The statement provides an overview of adult and community education (ACE) organisations, practices and learners in Victoria before discussing four specific strategies for increasing ongoing adult learning and strengthening communities: broadening the role of adult and community education; recognising specific groups of learners; enhancing th From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS). The HSIS is an internet database of information on hazardous substances that have been classified in accordance with the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008(2004] 3rd Edition and/or have National Exposure Standards declared under the NOHSC Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1003(1995)] or subsequent updates. The HSIS provides access to two data sets, one for hazardous substance information and the other for exposure standard information. The data for substances that are common to both data sets From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..
Japanese Sound Collection A rather unique site which presents 45 different sounds related to Japan. The sounds range from railway stations, animals, the school bell, songs to even radio callisthenics. This is a charming and unusual way for students to learn about and familiarise themselves with Japan. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..
Internet Sacred Text Archive This is an excellent reference resource for anyone looking for the original texts of an enormous range of religious and sacred texts from all over the world, both ancient and modern. Texts include those from all the great religions (Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism etc) as well some that you may not have heard of, such as Oahspe or Wicca. Of interest to those studying Asia might be the original canon of Confucius, the Koran, various Buddhist texts, the I Ching, and the great Hindu texts such as the Vedas, the Mahabharata and Ramayana. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..
Korea Collection - Internet Resources A large collection of website links related to Korea, put together and maintained by the staff at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library. Categories include dictionaries and encyclopaedias, news, archaeology, arts and culture, history, language, literature, philosophy and religion, and so on. The links are to websites in both English and Korean. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m..
Electric Samurai This site features a large collection of images from Japan, China, Mongolia and Korea. Some of the subjects covered include samurais; Japanese shrines; cities and regions of China; people, religion, history and environment of Mongolia; and a collection of contemporary graphic art by various young Asian artists. Perhaps of most interest to learners would be the wide range of QuickTime VR (360 degree panoramas) of numerous places in the region, including the Forbidden City in Beijing and various sites in Tokyo. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..
Vietnamese Culture, by Tony Nguyen There is a large amount of information and images here on Vietnamese culture, written by a variety of people. Topics include: Legends & Folklores, Classical Literature, Religion & Beliefs, Traditional Music, Customs, Language, History, and Values. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..
Islam di Indonesia This is a subsite of the Northern Illinois University's huge Center for Southeast Asian Studies website. It focuses on Islam in Indonesia and includes articles and information in both Indonesian and English. Some topical issues covered include 'Indonesia and the War on Terrorism' and 'Liberal Islam in Indonesia'. There are also links to relevant news items from around the world, as well as to information about prominent Indonesian muslims. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..
Orangutan Foundation International The Orangutan Foundation International works towards the conservation and study of the orangutan and its habitat. The site includes information about orangutans, images, and news items. The Foundation also runs several projects which are aimed at getting school students involved through 'adoptions', donations and awareness raising campaigns. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..
Geologylink: Virtual Field Trips - Asia The Geologylink website accompanies Houghton Mifflin's student geology textbooks. This subsite provides interesting links to geology sites related to Asia. Currently there are only links to sites about Japan and Southeast Asia, but these are nevertheless useful. In particular, there are several interesting links to websites on volcanoes and earthquakes, and of geological maps of the region. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Cultures Speak: Korea - Personal Reflections as Teacher Resources This site contains short personal stories by people from Korea about various aspects of life in their country, such as marriage, birthdays and festivals. The material was collected by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. There are two other related sites for China and Japan. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Cultures Speak: Japan - Personal Reflections as Teacher Resources This site contains short personal stories by people from Japan about various aspects of life in their country, such as festivals and special days. The material was collected by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. There are two other related sites on China and Korea. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
World History Archives: The History in General of Asia This subsite of the World History Archives aims to present history 'from a working-class and non-Eurocentric perspective' and contains a rich and extensive set of documents on a wide range of topics on the history of Asia. The documents have been collected from a range of journals, newspapers and online discussions and are by authors who are usually local and considered highly knowledgeable in their field. You can browse the materials by region or by topics, which cover everything from 'Asian values' to 'Asia, the Emerging Net Giant', or you can search by keyword From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Bangla Music Portal A good resource for exploring modern Bangladeshi pop music. You can listen to contemporary music, watch videos, view images from live concerts, chat on a forum with other Bangla music fans, and listen to Bangla Radio (from New York). There is also information about various bands and the latest news about Bangladeshi music. Note that you need to register online (for free) if you wish to utilise some of these services. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Eggi's village: Life among the Minangkabau of Indonesia The author of this site, Peggy Reeves Sanday, is an anthropologist who went to do fieldwork in Minangkabau to study their matrilineal society. She has written up her experiences in a very accessible and personal way here, focusing on her connections with a local family whose daughter was named after her. She describes what life is like in Minangkabau society, including proverbs, the marriage ceremony, the importance of rice, the roles of men and women, and so on. The text is accompanied by numerous photographs. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Wondering Eye Travel Photography This site features high-quality photographs from over twenty countries around the world, mostly in Asia and South America. There are particularly large collections of images from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos and they feature both local people and the usual sites. There are also a few stories from their travels to supplement the photos. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..
Cultures Speak: China - Personal Reflections as Teacher Resources This site contains short personal stories by people from China about various aspects of life in their country, such as education, housing, food and media. The material was collected by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University. There are two other related sites for Japan and Korea. From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 3:06 a.m..
Indonesian Nature Conservation Database Although this site hasn't been updated since 2001, the data on it is both extensive and detailed. There are listings of the hundreds of national parks and nature reserves in Indonesia, including a description of each park and its flora and fauna. There are also detailed listings of the mammals and birds to be found in Indonesia, including scientific and common names, distribution, ecology, environmental status and other comments. Unfortunately, the sections on reptiles, amphibians and fish have not been completed yet. A most useful site for environmental studies and the biological science From Recent Items on January 18, 2005 at 3:06 a.m..
Internet East Asian History Sourcebook This resource from Paul Halsall, located at the Fordham University History Department, collates an enormous number of original texts, images and maps related to the history of China, Japan and Korea, from the earliest times to the present. The range of coverage is extensive, from cultural origins, to religious traditions, Western intrusion into East Asia, modernisation and so on. Texts include translations of classics such as the I Ching and Sun Zi's Art of War, constitutions, contemporary writings in letters, journal publications and official documents, important legislation and other si From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 2:44 a.m..
Lifelong Learning and Older Workers This paper examines the influence of education and training on the participation of older people in the labour market, and the pay-off of undertaking education and training as an older person compared to earlier in life. On the whole, the results indicate the more qualifications the better, and education, lifelong learning and training are beneficial to maintaining and increasing employment rates. Qualifications acquired later in life have as good, and in some cases, better, pay-off to employment-to-population rates for older age groups, suggesting education is an effective strategy for older From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..
Landmarks for Schools Landmarks has links to teaching and learning resources on the Net and valuable Web tools within the context of social studies, science, mathematics, and other disciplines. Landmarks for Schools provides links to information building blocks: websites, pages, and interactive tools. On each resource listing page, there are links to instructions for moving text into word processors, tabular data into spreadsheets and images into computer drawing tools. This site promotes the ideas that students (and teachers) should be spending time building information products and using their work to acomplish s From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 2:30 a.m..
Current Directions in Australia's Vocational Education and Training System This paper provides an overview of the factors which influence and drive Australia's technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector. It details the objectives of Shaping our future, Australia's national strategy for TVET from 2004 to 2010, and key initiatives of the sector to meet the changing economic and technological environment: a review of training packages, and a review of the national standards for training providers. It also discusses issues facing the TVET sector, as identified in a paper published by the Business Council of Australia (2004). Further, an overv From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 12:50 a.m..
Australia's Strategic Framework for the Information Economy 2004-06: Opportunities and Challenges for the Information Age The Strategic Framework provides policy leadership and national direction to Australian Government departments and agencies and to assist all Australian organizations, public and private over the next three years to address the challenges to Australia's position as a leading information economy. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 12:50 a.m..
School Students Making Education and Career Decisions: Aspirations, Attitudes and Influences - Final Report The report provides findings of 96 focus groups held with students in Year 10 and 12, their parents, and their school career guidance officers and principals to explore how and when school students develop career aspirations and plans; who and what are the main influences on their decisions; the importance and role of career education and career counsellors; and student attitudes to study and career options available to them, especially vocational education and training (VET) in schools, the trades and teaching. From EdNA Online on January 18, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..
To Train or Not to Train: The Role of Education and Training in Prison to Work Transitions The focus of the Western Australia correction system on more rehabilitation and the provision of skills is designed to assist offenders gain self-sufficiency. This report examines the study and work experiences of state prisoners before and during their incarceration and their expectations of post-release outcomes. It finds that differences in work and study patterns result from choices made by prisoners within the constraints of prisoner management plans, prison jobs and course availability, and their previous work and study backgrounds. Prisoners undertaking VET courses expect better labour From EdNA Online on January 17, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
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