Second chance not second best: a history of TAFE NSW 1949-1997

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Author: Bradford, Tracy


This thesis explores the history of the New South Wales Department of Technical and Further Education (TAFE NSW), which was legislated into existence in 1949 as the Department of Technical Education. For the first time in the history of state-provided technical education in New South Wales it was separated from school education. This separation lasted until December 1997, when the two sectors were amalgamated to form the Department of Education and Training. Central to this history is the argument that TAFE NSW was a provider of second chance education, not second best education. In...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Governance; Policy; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Management; Teaching and learning

Keywords: History; Skill development; Adult education; Technical education and training; Government role; Government agency; Administration; TAFE; Teachers; Teacher training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; New South Wales

Published: Ultimo, New South Wales: University of Technology, Sydney, 2010

Physical description: 262 p.

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Submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, December 2010

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 110.426

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