Quasi-markets in vocational education and training in Australia


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Author: Anderson, Damon


During the period since the early 1980s when the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia has undergone reform, there has been profound change in the priorities and discursive frame of government policy. While the goals of social equity and economic efficiency were held in delicate balance up to 1987, thereafter the balance shifted markedly towards the latter goal as economic rationalism rose to prominence. This paper traces and analyses the discursive shifts in VET policy during this significant period of educational reform. The paper suggests that, as a consequence...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Employment; Outcomes; Research; Economics; Equity; Policy; Teaching and learning; Governance; Culture and society

Keywords: Future; Policy formation; Political aspects; Government policy; Educational research; Access to education and training; Educational policy; Learning culture; Learning organisation; Education and training reform; Social change

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Academic Press, 2000

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Pages: pp.108-115

Conference number: 8th

Date: 2000

Place: Gold Coast, Queensland

ISBN: 1875378340

Statement of responsibility: Damon Anderson

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 64.334

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