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A research project called Support Services for Flexible Delivery was commissioned by the Australian organization TAFE (technical and further education) Frontiers. Since 1995, the project has been conducted by using a research approach called the Generalizations from Case Studies (GCS) research method. The GCS method was developed, tested, and refined through the following research projects: Delivery of VET (vocational education and training) to Remote Aboriginal Communities; Informing New Apprenticeships through Indigenous Specific Pilots; Case Studies in New Learning Technologies; and Support Services for Flexible Delivery. The actual project proposal specified six detailed case studies of a training program delivered to an isolated Aboriginal community by a training organization in Australia's Northern Territory. The research was implemented through a dual structure consisting of a core group of researchers and six teams of case study researchers. During the course of the projects, a case study reporting framework was developed along with organizational analysis matrices in which six critical factors were framed against the theme of registered training organizations' preparedness. The GCS research approach was deemed capable of producing quality research products and highly relevant for the VET sector. The organizational analysis matrix and case study reporting framework are appended. (MN)

Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Generalization, Indigenous Populations, Models, Pilot Projects, Research Design, Research Methodology, Rural Education, Services, Vocational Education

For full text: http://www.avetra.org.au/PAPERS%202001/Henry%20Wakefield.pdf.

Autor: Henry, John; Wakefield, Lyn

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5732&id=ED456281

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