Document Type



Western Australian College of Advanced Education

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Centre for the Development of Human Resources


Underwood, R., & Sheridan, B. (1989). Information technology in youth agencies : a rural perspective. Perth, Australia: Western Australian College of Advanced Education.


A survey of rural youth agencies investigated current or projected applications of computer technology to agency management and service delivery. The expectations of agency administrators regarding computer usage by youth workers, the nature of training provided or considered desirable, and identification of issues critical to the applications of computer technology in rural youth: services were studied. Youth agencies generally recognised that computers have the potential to enhance the quality of service provision. The lack of formal training in the use of computers may have serious implications for future developments.