Shifting mindsets: the changing work roles of vocational education and training practitioners

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Author: Harris, Roger; Simons, Michele; Clayton, Berwyn


Vocational education and training (VET) practitioners have been subject to unparalleled change in the past 10 years. Building on previous work (Harris et al. 2001, indexed at TD/TNC 66.01), this project set out to explore how the changing environment is impacting on practitioners’ work and the implications these changes have for the quality of VET provision and the role of the new VET professionals. Three main research approaches were employed: a literature review, 10 focus group discussions in five states in both capital cities and regional areas, and individual interviews. A total of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Quality; Research; Employment; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Literature review; Interview; Workplace change; Vocational teachers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2005

Physical description: 85 p.

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ISBN: 1920896139 (print); 1920896147 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Roger Harris, Michele Simons, Berwyn Clayton

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 80.05

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